Josh Rosen, a former pick in the first round, is being signed by the Falcons as a replacement for AJ McCarron. Rosen will be competing for the backup QB position which is currently open. On Monday, ESPN reported the information.
McCarron’s Misfortune Is Josh Rosen’s Opportunity
The QB backup spot was vacated by McCarron suffering a torn right ACL. The Falcons had signed him in April. The injury happened in the 2nd quarter of the preseason game on Saturday, in Miami. They were up against the Dolphins. The injury has ended his season.
Speaking on the matter earlier on Monday, Arthur Smith, the coach of the Falcons, claimed that the team will still work out. They would be adding a QB as competition for Feleipe Franks who plays the backup of Matt Ryan, the starter. He did not try to sugarcoat the present QB quandary of the Falcons.
Josh Rosen is now joining his 5th team in the NFL. He is only 24 and was the 10th overall draft pick in 2018. The Cardinals had picked him up first. The former star of UCLA had been a starter in 13 games for Arizona as a rookie. He completed 55.2% passes, ran for 2,278 yards, scored 11 touchdowns, as well as managing 14 interceptions.
In 2019, Arizona replaced Steve Wilks with Kliff Kingsbury as their coach. They got the first overall pick in 2019 and picked up Kyler Murray. Josh Rosen was then sent to Miami. He was a starter in 3 games, completed 53.2% of passes, ran 567 yards, scored 1 touchdown, as well as managing 5 interceptions.
In 2020 September, Miami waived Josh Rosen, as they had selected Tua Tagovailoa. He was then a practice squad member for the Buccaneers. The 49ers signed him in December, before waiving him last week.