DAVIE (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins introduced new quarterback Josh Rosen to South Florida Monday afternoon.
The Dolphins picked up Rosen in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals during last weekend’s NFL Draft.READ MORE: Hollywood Police Officer Yandy Chirino Killed In Line Of Duty, Suspect In Custody
On day one of the draft, Arizona used the first overall pick on Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray.
This coming almost exactly a year after the Cardinals gave up a big haul in order to move up in the 2018 draft to snag Rosen.
Arizona sent a 1st-round pick (No. 15), a 3rd-round pick (No. 79) and a fifth-round selection (No. 152) to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for the No. 10 pick, which they used to draft Rosen.
Interestingly enough, the Cardinals jumped right in front of the Dolphins, who held the No. 11 pick.
“It felt like I got drafted twice,” Rosen told reporters at the Dolphins training facility in Davie.
He said it has been a pretty hectic couple of days since the trade but he “couldn’t be more excited to be here,” and he is ready to “hit the ground running.”
Rosen struggled during his rookie season for a bad Cardinals team that finished with a 3-13 record.
He views the trade as a new opportunity.
“Very rarely do you get a second chance to make a first impression,” Rosen said.
He added he is excited and ready to compete.
“At the end of the day I just want to play football, compete and have fun,” said Rosen.READ MORE: Fort Lauderdale Police Investigating School Threats
The Dolphins traded a 2019 second-round draft pick and a 2020 fifth-round selection to Arizona for Rosen.
“We looked at it as an opportunity to add a good young football player that has a lot of potential in this league,” said Dolphins General Manager Chris Grier on Sunday. “We didn’t go out saying he’s got to be a franchise quarterback for us. For us, he’s a very talented, young player.”
However, Rosen believes he can be a franchise quarterback.
“I think that I am a good quarterback and a good leader,” he said.
He also said he thinks he’s “a really good teammate,” and acknowledged that he continues to have a major chip on his shoulder.
“I don’t think my chip’s gonna grow anymore,” Rosen said. “I might tip over.”
When asked about his previous bad reputation at UCLA, he said he didn’t know where the narrative of him being a bad teammate came from but admits he “said some things kind of off the cuff about all different kinds of things and people misconstrued them in all different sorts of ways.”
“I think I’m a really good teammate,” he added. “I had a little bit of a bad perception at first [in my career], but what I’ve tried to do is not really say or do anything extra and just kind of be me and continue on and keep my head down, and eventually the story will straighten out.”
Dolphins head coach Brian Flores says Josh will come in and compete because there are no starters.
“The guys who produce on the practice field and do all of the things that help this team win, those are the guys who are going to play,” said Flores. “If you step into this building, you gotta be ready to compete so when Josh gets here, he’s gotta be ready to compete for the role that he has here. That’s really the case for every one that enters the building,” Flores added.
Rosen will be competing against veteran newcomer Ryan Fitzpatrick for the Dolphins’ starting quarterback job this year.
He was in a similar situation last season in Arizona with veteran Sam Bradford. Rosen ended up taking over for Bradford as the starting QB three games into the season.MORE NEWS: Hello Monday, Goodbye Humidity
“I think [you have] got to handle what you can handle,” Rosen said. “I think it’s not going to change anything football-wise what I do. I’m going to try to complete every ball and do every play really well and do what the coaches ask of me.”