Josh Rosen is on the move again.
The 49ers are waiving the 24-year-old quarterback, NFL Network reported Tuesday. Per the report, Rosen had mentioned recently he wasn’t getting enough reps in practice despite mostly competing for a third-string spot. The former 10th-overall pick in 2018 struggled through training camp and will now have to join his fifth organization since entering the NFL.
He was 10-of-15 for 93 yards with an interception during San Francisco’s preseason opener.
“I think he started off real well,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters last week. “I think he’s taken a couple of steps back the last few practices. You know, it was unfortunate on that [interception during practice]. We were supposed to go to someone and we had a busted route, so then it kind of fell apart and he tried to overcompensate and he made a bad situation worse.”
Rosen made headlines on draft night in 2018 after proclaiming that the players selected in front of him were “nine mistakes.” He was underwhelming in his rookie season with the Cardinals, recording 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. It’s evident that Rosen has yet to find his footing in the league.
After a brief stint on the Buccaneers practice squad last season, Rosen was signed by the 49ers in December following injuries to quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Nick Mullens while practice squad QB Josh Johnson was placed on the COVID-19 list.
Despite being active for the final two games of the season, Rosen didn’t see any action.
In 20 games across 2018 and 2019 with the Cardinals and Dolphins, respectively, Rosen registered 12 touchdowns and 19 interceptions with a 54.8 completion percentage.
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