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.
Here in Indianapolis sources tell me the Washington Redskins have openly spoken about trading for Josh Rosen, IF the quarterback becomes available.— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) March 2, 2019
In his podcast, @TonyPauline goes into a bit more detail on the #Redskins interest in Rosen. He speculates that the price the Cards could look for would be a 1st and a mid-round pick, but that 1st could potentially be a 2020 1st https://t.co/0ef1cyKk3j— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) March 3, 2019
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?
Should the Redskins trade for Josh Rosen?
This poll is closed
Yes, but not for a 1st round pick
No, he's trash
No, draft a QB
No, sign a cheap vet