The past few months have been centered around Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen and a potential trade. The New York Giants have been linked to Rosen consistently over the course of the winter, but is it a realistic option?
With rumors bubbling to the surface that the Cardinals are seriously considering drafting dual-threat QB Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick, the Giants and others have become interested in their 2018 draft pick. The issue is – Arizona hasn’t made any indication that they are willing to give up Rosen or if they even have any interest.
The latest rumors regarding Josh Rosen:
Reports have stated that the San Diego Chargers are willing to part with a second-round pick, but the Washington Redskins have been the most recent team to enter the race. Again, nobody knows if Arizona is truly trying to shop Rosen or if it’s all a smoke screen as they take aim towards a potential top pass rusher like Nick Bosa.
The Giants, on the other hand, have targetted several passers in the upcoming draft including Murray, Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock, Daniel Jones, and others.
How would the New York Giants utilize Rosen?
The difference between the 2019 draft class and Rosen is simple – Rosen would undoubtedly be the top QB in the class given he was available. The Giants would likely sit him for a year behind Eli Manning to develop after a season where he was sacked 55 times.
The Cardinals passer will count $3.9M, $4.7M, 5.6M consecutively for the next three seasons with a team option in the fifth year. Theoretically, Rosen would take over for Manning in his third-season, counting $4.7M against the cap. Three years on his rookie deal would allow the Giants to build around him and address positions of weakness through future drafts.
ESPN’s Jordan Raanan stated that the Giants are “not in love” with Rosen, which would indicate that they might not be keen on Haskins either, considering they are both pure pocket passers. It’s possible the team is looking towards a more progressive athletic signal caller in the draft.