Ex-Cardinals QB Josh Rosen Finds Himself a New Team Ahead of 2021 NFL Season

Published 08/24/2021, 10:10 AM EDT
ARLINGTON, TX – AUGUST 26: Josh Rosen #3 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up before a game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium during week 3 of the preseason on August 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. The Cardinals defeated the Cowboys 27-3. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)


Quarterback Josh Rosen has had not so enviable career path in the NFL so far. The quarterback drafted by the Arizona Cardinals with their first round pick in 2018 had failed to cement his place in the franchise’s plans as the team drafted his replacement in Kyler Murray the very next season.

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Since then, Rosen has become a bit of a journeyman. Following two season stint with the Miami Dolphins which failed to reap any rewards, the QB joined the San Francisco 49ers‘ practice squad and even made it to the team roster as their 3rd QB.

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But the Niners ultimately waived him last week leaving the former first rounder a free agent.  But Rosen wasn’t left without a team for long as the quarterback has now landed himself a new gig in the southeast.

Atlanta Falcons nab Josh Rosen

As per NFL insider Jordan Schultz, the Atlanta Falcons have signed Josh Rosen for 2021. While the details of the deal are yet to e released, it is believed he will be the side’s QB3.

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Losing QB A.J. McCarron to a torn ACL during their preseason tie against the Miami Dolphins, the team needed some boost in the QB room.

DAVIE, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 04: Josh Rosen #3 of the Miami Dolphins throws a pass during training camp at Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southern University on September 04, 2020 in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Under new head coach Arthur Smith, Rosen could revive his career. After all, Smith helped Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill find his groove when he was the side’s offensive coordinator.

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The current other quarterback on the Falcons roster includes the likes of franchise legend Matt Ryan and Feleipe Franks. The quarterback might not be called upon just yet, but he can make an impression and stick around, he could take over the mantle from Matt Ryan once he retires.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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