As the Miami Dolphins head into the offseason after another dismal year, a couple of things are certain. There’s going to be a new coach, new players, new draft picks, and almost guaranteed a new quarterback. That’s right, the Ryan Tannehill era is undoubtedly coming to an end after seven long mediocre seasons.
The question is, who will replace him? Could the Dolphins future be in the NFL already? If so, where is he then?
Miami's franchise quarterback, could have just completed his rookie season in Arizona.
Since Kliff Kingsbury was hired as the new head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, it’s been rumored that he may be willing to deal 2018 first round pick Josh Rosen. This move would be made so he could, of course, draft a new quarterback. That quarterback being the recently declared Kyler Murray, who Kingsbury has said before that he would take number one overall if he could.
Kingsbury did give a glowing review about Rosen in a press conference shortly after his hiring, stating things like, Rosen was an extremely talented thrower of the football. Could the intrigue of a playmaker like Murray lead to him dealing a potential franchise quarterback before he’s had a chance to develop?
If Josh Rosen really is on the market, then the first team that should be calling, is the Miami Dolphins. At the ripe age of 23, Brian Flores could land himself the quarterback of the future without having to pay a king's ransom. Rosen’s rookie season was filled with a lot of ups and downs. He finished the season with 2,278 yards, 11 touchdowns to 14 interceptions. He was also sacked 45 times.
Rosen finished the season with a 66.7 passer rating. The stats aren’t really eye popping, but with the right coaching and the right pieces, he could be molded into a franchise cornerstone.
All in all, it’s time for the Dolphins to shake things up in Miami. It’s also time to move on at the QB position. For the Dolphins, it’s almost now or never.
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This story was written by Dakota Gabel. Follow him on Twitter: @DakotasForrest
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