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NFL Trade Rumor: Redskins openly speaking about trading for QB Josh Rosen at Combine

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That's one way to get a QB

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The Redskins have a big need at QB this year with Alex Smith expected to miss this season and possibly longer. They reportedly sniffed around the Joe Flacco trade, but the cost would be too high with Smith's $20+ million still on the books. They could also look to free agency and get a cheaper veteran option to compete with Colt McCoy.

The alternative to adding another veteran is either drafting a QB this year, or trading for a young QB who will be available. Kyler Murray is the most interesting player in the draft this year, and could set some big changes in motion for teams picking early. The Arizona Cardinals have the #1 overall pick and just hired Kliff Kingsbury, who is a big Murray fan. The speculation has been growing that he wants to draft Murray with the first pick.

There is one small problem with that scenario, Arizona just traded up to #10 last year to get QB Josh Rosen. The Cardinals gave up their 3rd and 5th round picks to move up 5 spots. Rosen started 13 games last year. He was 217 for 393(55.2%) for 2278 yards and 11 TDs with 14 INTs. He also fumbled 10 times, turning it over 5 times. Rosen was on a very bad Cardinals team, but thos numbers are not great.

Tony Pauline reports that the Redskins are very interested in trading for Josh Rosen, and aren't being discreet about it at the Combine. There has already been speculation about what it would cost to get Rosen, ranging from this year's 1st to a 2nd and a 2020 pick. The Redskins would have 3 more years on his contract along with the 5th year option.

Is he worth trading for?

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Should the Redskins trade for Josh Rosen?

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  • 16%
    Hail yeah!
    (858 votes)
  • 49%
    Yes, but not for a 1st round pick
    (2541 votes)
  • 10%
    No, he's trash
    (552 votes)
  • 15%
    No, draft a QB
    (804 votes)
  • 7%
    No, sign a cheap vet
    (367 votes)
5122 votes total Vote Now