49ers are signing QB Josh Rosen off the Buccaneers practice squad on to SF’s active roster, per @FieldYates and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 22, 2020
Rosen has seemingly completed a relatively full-circle journey now, returning to the state of California (by name) but returning to the Arizona Cardinals facilities where the 49ers are currently practicing and playing their home games. Of course, we all know Rosen started his career in the NFL with the Cardinals as the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Rosen completed his career with the Cardinals after just one season, a season that saw him throw 217-for-393 for 2,278 yards, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He spent one season with the Miami Dolphins in 2019, throwing for just 567 yards and a single touchdown compared to five picks.
He was on the Bucs practice squad and had spent time with all-time great Tom Brady before now heading to the 49ers.
There’s a real likely chance that Rosen could actually see time right away for San Francisco as the Niners have had injury trouble at the position and have played all three of Jimmy Garoppolo, Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard in significant time in 2020.
We’ll see what role he does factor into right away and if he can sneak into any action against the Arizona Cardinals themselves in Week 16. Sort of a home-away-from-home game for the Niners. They close out their regular season with the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17 as they're out of the playoff hunt.
We’re now officially back on Rosen Watch.