Earlier today, Joel Klatt of Fox Sports was on FS1’s Undisputed when he claimed that there is a trio of teams looking to potentially trade for Josh Rosen. Those teams are apparently the Chargers, New England Patriots, and the New York Giants.
According to Klatt, one of the three teams listed has already offered up a second-round pick for Rosen. However, the Cardinals are supposedly holding out for a first-rounder but he isn’t quite sure that’s going to happen.
Patriots, Chargers and Giants are all interested in Josh Rosen, one of the teams offered a 2nd-round pick, per @joelklatt pic.twitter.com/IpZw1huSQ7— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) March 27, 2019
So great, the Chargers are actually doing some work and are possibly going to trade for Philip Rivers’ successor without having to give up a first-round pick in the process.
But honestly, Tom Telesco and the Chargers never make any transactions of this caliber. It would be a surprise and a half if it were to transpire, but i’m not putting my money on it
But then there’s this:
It goes down in the DMs pic.twitter.com/F4RhcuPbA5— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) March 27, 2019
My good friend Benjamin Allbright, a noted NFL-insider with the Broncos, posted this exchange on his twitter account today.
Apparently. it is the Chargers that have already offered a second-round pick for the quarterback. For those of you who are in favor of a trade for Rosen, you may be in luck if this is true that the Chargers are the only team to make an offer.
With one of the worst groups of surrounding talent in the NFL, Rosen threw for 2,278 yards and 11 touchdowns with 14 interceptions. On paper alone, his rookie season looks like a huge let-down. When you look at the tape, however, you can still see a lot of promise and those same intangibles that vaulted him to the top of the first round last year.
If the Cardinals do decide to trade Josh Rosen, I think many teams would be wise to trade for him. Still think he can be a good QB.— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) March 25, 2019
Really liked him as a prospect. pic.twitter.com/kT7tOkjOtH
If the Chargers were to pull this off, what would it mean for Philip Rivers? Do they extend him for just another year or two? He’s already mentioned he would like to play at least two more years. And what about newly-signed Tyrod Taylor? Is he all of a sudden trade bait?
At the end of the day, I still think the possibility of a trade is extremely unlikely. But there’s been enough buzz over the last few weeks regarding the idea that I believe it’s definitely something worth keeping an eye on.