“Very rarely do you get a second chance to make a first impression, so (I'm) trying to get off to the right foot with all these guys here.”
— Rosen is getting a fresh start with the Dolphins, one year after the Arizona Cardinals made him the 10th overall selection in the 2018 NFL draft. Rosen is looking to capitalize on his new opportunity.
“It felt like I got drafted twice.”
— Rosen compared the 2019 draft to his experience in the draft last year in that he didn’t know where he was going to end up by the end of the proceedings. He said got calls from Dolphins officials — General Manager Chris Grier, Head Coach Brian Flores and Offensive Coordinator Chad O’Shea — from the Dolphins draft room Friday night.
“I think I got better at a lot of the little things that have to do with football.”
— As a rookie in 2018, Rosen said the biggest lesson he learned and what made him a better quarterback was dealing with minor details such a scheduling his time. He added that what he learned in terms of X’s and O’s would be a length discussion in itself.
“I think I am a good quarterback. And I think I am a good leader.”
— Rosen never has lacked for confidence, so his answer shouldn’t have been surprising when he said he still considered himself a franchise quarterback.
“I don't think my chip's got to grow anymore. It might tip over.”
— The circumstances that brought Rosen to the Dolphins, being traded one year after being made the 10th overall selection, would serve as extra motivation for any competitor. That certainly is the case with Rosen.