Rumors: Redskins connection to Josh Rosen growing stronger
By Ian Cummings
The Redskins connection to Josh Rosen is growing stronger, if recent reports are accurate.
The Washington Redskins were rumored to be interested in a potential deal for Josh Rosen at the very start of the whispers, when it was first reported that the Cardinals might be interested in Oklahoma star Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick.
Now, the Redskins connection to Rosen has steadily strengthened, and although other teams have entered the conversation, the Redskins’ presence has been consistent. Of course, there’s never been confirmation that Rosen is, in fact, available, but the prospect of the interest in Murray demands as such.
Josh Rosen, for the speculative purposes of the offseason, is available. And while it may have been more speculative in the past, it is slowly becoming a reality. NFL insider Benjamin Allbright, who reported Washington’s interest in Alex Smith before they made the trade for him, had this to say about Josh Rosen’s potential destinations earlier today.
Allbright, when asked about the value, went on to explain that the deal was currently hovering around a second-round pick and a future mid-round pick for Josh Rosen, although he implied in the first tweet that talks with other potential suitors, such as the Chargers, Giants, and Patriots, had not concluded yet.
The fact that Allbright relayed the information about the Rosen-Redskins connection speaks volumes. Allbright is a rare reliable voice. It’s always made sense for the Redskins to be interested in Rosen, but now we have reason to believe he’s truly available, and we know the Redskins might have an offer on the table.
Is Rosen worth the compensation described? Depending on who you ask, he’s worth even more. Rosen was the victim of an unsavory situation in Arizona, but in the right situation, he offers impressive upside as a pocket passer with arm talent, moxie, and a gunslinger mentality. If Washington were to acquire Rosen, it would be their best chance to win quickly.
Still, even with the report from Allbright, nothing is set in stone. The only thing that the report confirms is that this situation is very fluid, and that Washington is indeed involved. If there are any updates, we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop.