After being released by the San Francisco 49ers last week, former first-round pick Josh Rosen is getting another NFL opportunity.
The Atlanta Falcons officially signed Rosen on Tuesday, adding him to the quarterback depth chart behind Matt Ryan. Undrafted rookie Feleipe Franks had been the only backup on the roster after A.J. McCarron suffered a season-ending knee injury last weekend.
Rosen was the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft out of UCLA. The Arizona Cardinals chose Rosen with the intention of making him their long-term solution at quarterback, but ultimately gave up on the former five-star recruit after one season for the chance to draft Kyler Murray.
Arizona traded Rosen to Miami, where he spent the entire 2019 season. He spent much of the 2020 campaign on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad before being signed to the 49ers’ active roster late in the year.
Rosen did not see game action for San Francisco and was eventually waived by the team last Tuesday.
Welcome to Atlanta, @josh3rosen! Let’s work! 😤
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) August 24, 2021
There’s no doubt that Rosen, who has passed for 2,845 yards, 12 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in 20 career games, has had a disappointing career thus far. This might be his last opportunity to stick with a team.
For the Falcons though, he’s a worthy gamble, considering his age (24) and onetime draft status, as well as the team’s glaring need at the position.
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