As the incomparable Mike Leach once told his locker room, “your current living situation is gonna change.” That quote also applies to some quarterbacks around the NFL.
It applies to Nick Foles, who reportedly is expected to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars. It applies to Blake Bortles, who is likely cut. If that happens the Jaguars not only be paying Foles but also will be incurring $16.5M in dead money from Bortles’ release. The Jaguars can designate him as a post-June 1st cut and spread that out over two seasons. Foles’ proposed market value (via Spotrac) is estimated at $19.2M. You don’t need to do that math to know that overall it’s a large sum to invest in what amounts to one starter.
Overall that’s still a lot of money invested in the quarterback position.
Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback Josh Rosen may see his living situation change too. The heavier the smoke gets, the better the odds that there’s serious fire to the rumors. Peter King of NBC Sports asked a “renowned GM” and Kurt Warner what Rosen would fetch in the trade market. The answer from both was a third round pick.
My co-host on The QB Scho Show, Mark Schofield, has already written up Rosen for Pats Pulpit. Could the New England Patriots be interested in bringing Rosen into the fold as a possible long-term answer? What about the Washington Redskins? Rosen’s contract doesn’t eclipse the $5M cap hit mark until 2021. It makes sense that Redskins would take a swing on securing the positions’ future on the cheap. (Update: Oh man)
.@MarkSchofield brought this Josh Rosen throw to my attn. while discussing Rosen's reported "third round" trade value.— Michael Kist (@MichaelKistNFL) March 7, 2019
W13, 3rd & 23, tie game, 4:35 left. Leads to a GW FG. Couldn't put it anywhere else. pic.twitter.com/aaOWaJwBpL
The reason Rosen being on the outs in Arizona is linked to Kliff Kingsbury’s reported interest in drafting Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the first overall pick. That’s not the only interesting part about this story.
This is gold. @CharleyCasserly is cooking on @nflnetwork. Said the comments he heard about Kyler Murray were the worst he’s ever heard at the combine on a highly rated QB. He’s been doing this a while.— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) March 5, 2019
Leadership: Not good.
Study habits: Not good.
Board work: Below not good.
“The bottom line here is that it calls into question the motives of a man to get on national television and cite anonymous sources on things such as ‘leadership’ and ‘study habits’ about somebody he’s never met.
Look, If you don’t like Kyler’s game, it’s cool. If you don’t like his size and want to talk about that, that’s fine, too. If you’re into a Heath Shuler-type looking guy, then hype those guys and say why.
But when you slander the character and work ethic of a young man who’s worked his ass off his entire life and done everything right to put himself in his current position, you’d better cite your sources and come with a better record than 18-46 as a GM of the Texans, and whose own leadership and accountability has been questioned by his old bosses and colleagues, as well as the greatest coach on the planet.”
We talk about that exchange and all the other aforementioned topics on The QB Scho Show #16! Listen to it on the media player below or click here if the player doesn’t load. New to podcasts? Check out our guide on how to listen to BGN! FLY EAGLES FLY!