NFL Notes: Josh Rosen, Dwayne Haskins, Draft


Josh Rosen

  • Peter King says that Redskins and Giants are the leaders in the clubhouse to acquire Cardinals QB Josh Rosen
  • Of the two, King says Washington is his favorite to trade for Rosen if the Cardinals elect to go that route with the former first-round pick.
  • King mentions that Washington is in the best position to do the deal and it could come down to whether they’re willing to give a second-round pick instead of the third-rounder.
  • King says Rosen would be an “excellent scheme fit” in HC Jay Gruden’s system and Gruden liked Rosen coming out of UCLA last year along with new OC Kevin O’Connell
  • As for the Patriots, King says he’s eliminating New England, given that he “just [doesn’t] sense the interest there.”
  • King also crossed out the Chargers for Rosen after they signed Tyrod Taylor to a deal that includes $6 million guaranteed over the next two years to back up Philip Rivers
  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reports the Dolphins, Redskins, Giants and Chargers have checked in regarding QB Josh Rosen‘s availability. 

Dwayne Haskins

  • Peter King hears that Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins is “sinking” and could end up being the fourth quarterback drafted in 2019. 
  • In fact, King says he’s heard that Haskins could “plummet.” Although, he admits this could be late-prep lying too.


Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer writes that teams are scouting which quarterbacks could be available in the 2020 draft as well as this year to decide if they want to wait a year. 

“You can take the evaluation and say, ‘OK, we have three or four QBs this year, depending on who you like, and there’s a number next year,” Breer quotes an unnamed AFC executive as saying. “And you study those guys at the same time and grade them all together, and line them up on a board, looking at the two classes. And waiting gives you the opportunity to straighten out the cap this year, clean that up, acquire some draft assets, maybe let the coach establish his program, build a foundation. And then you acquire the QB.”

Breer writes that both the Jets and the Browns passed on quarterbacks in the 2017 class before taking Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield in 2018.  This year, teams could pass up this class in favor of a class next year that could include Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oregon’s Justin Herbert and Georgia’s Jake Fromm.

Some teams could even wait until 2021 when Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence will be eligible and could be the most hyped quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck

  • Breer reports that the top-three offensive tackles, Florida’s Jawaan Taylor, Alabama’s Jonah Williams and Washington State’s Andre Dillard, are all expected to go in the top half of the first round. 
  • Breer says the Lions and Seahawks have been particularly active in seeking to trade down. 

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