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It's incredible how quickly a team can give up on a prospect.


Last year was viewed as a quarterback-heavy draft class where you had to take your swing at a future signal caller while you could. The Arizona Cardinals did exactly that by trading up in the draft to select Josh Rosen, who had slipped to 10. A year later and the Cards are reportedly already figuring out how to move on from Rosen in order to select Kyler Murray.

As surprising as it is to see a team trying to trade a top-10 pick after one season, the value of this player, who was once believed to be a franchise cornerstone, is the real jaw-dropper. An anonymous GM believes Rosen has the value of a third-round pick on the trade market. 

Considering how hungry this league is for quarterbacks, this is incredibly low. 


The Cardinals aren't doing themselves any trade-value favors by showing interest in Murray, which must lead some teams to believe Rosen doesn't have it. After all, why would a team that's seen him practice for a year be ready to move on so quickly? There's also a smaller number of teams looking to trade for a QB right now, which is probably also playing a role in reported low interest. 


Even with Rosen's poor numbers from a year ago, it's still an extremely small haul for the Cardinals. Last year, they gave up their first, third, and fifth-round selections to grab Rosen. Now they're going to move on from him for just a third? 

Rosen completed just 55 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season, but give him a break. He was in his first year and had to deal with the Cardinals switching offensive coordinators midseason. You can't judge a 22-year-old quarterback off of his first 13 starts on the worst team in football. 


If a team like the Giants, Dolphins, or whoever feels like taking a chance on Rosen, it's an extremely low-risk, high-reward move based on his current value. 


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