The 49ers have waived quarterback Josh Rosen
While one first-round pick, Trey Lance, is expected to burst through the front door at quarterback, another has quietly exited through the backdoor.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the team has waived Josh Rosen. Later, the organization announced the transaction and the addition of defensive back Davontae Harris, who was claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens.
Although injuries at the position may suddenly resurrect prospects for quarterbacks on the outside looking in, Rosen, who was drafted No. 10 overall by the Arizona Cardinals just three years ago, may have
reached the end of his career.
As a rookie, he was given the most extended opportunity there, but he failed hard in 13 starts under a
coaching staff that was sacked after only one season. Rosen’s departure was foreshadowed just a year
after his own draught pick when new coach Kliff Kingsbury selected Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick in 2019.
From there, it was on to the Dolphins, where Rosen was traded for second-and fifth-round draught picks,
but things didn’t get much better for the quarterback in South Florida.
In Miami, he only started three games, losing all three after throwing even one touchdown catch against
five-interception, only to see Tua Tagovailoa named No. 5 overall the previous summer.
Rosen was selected by the 49ers in December after a time on the Buccaneers’ practice squad.
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Josh Rosen, the No. 10 overall picks in the 2018 draught.
Rosen was a standout at UCLA and was one of five quarterbacks picked in the first round of the 2018 NFL
Draft, including Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson.
He’s been the obvious bust of the bunch, but quarterbacks seem to be in short supply all the time.
He might reappear at a training camp near you.
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49ers waiving quarterback Josh Rosen, the No. 10 picks of the 2018 draft