The San Francisco 49ers are making a late-season quarterback move, signing Josh Rosen off of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad. He’ll be added to the Niners active roster.
The news was first reported on Tuesday afternoon by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates.
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 yet to play this season, but comes with high draft pedigree. He was selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, but only lasted one season before being replaced by Kyler Murray.
He then spent last season with the Miami Dolphins, where he appeared in six games and started three.
For his career, Rosen has played in 20 games and started 16. He’s completed 54.8% of his passes for an average of 142.3 yards per game, and a quarterback rating of 63.5. He has 12 career touchdowns to 19 interceptions, which isn’t exactly encouraging.
We’ll see what role Rosen plays in the final two games of the year.