New England Patriots

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen, considered a trade target for several teams (including the New England Patriots), might not be on the market at all, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Per Schefter, Rosen plans on attending and fully participating in the start of Arizona’s offseason workout program on Monday. That’s typically not something a player on the trade block tends to do.

Schefter also noted that the Cardinals have yet to engage in active trade talks regarding Rosen, and that the Cards have yet to show a willingness to actually move Rosen out of town via trade.

Rumored to be available due to the Cardinals’ obvious interest in Kyler Murray, Rosen would check off the box as a malleable young quarterback that could serve as the understudy that will bridge the gap between Tom Brady and the next guy. There’s also the fact that the Patriots possess a ton of draft capital, and that they had an interest in Rosen during his draft year.

It really seemed to be a simple matter of the price the Patriots would be willing to pay to get ‘their guy’ if they viewed Rosen as potentially being exactly that. Now it’s more a question as to whether or not Rosen is available at all.

Drafted with the 10th overall pick in 2018, the 6-foot-4 Rosen appeared in 14 games for a disastrous Cardinals squad last year, and totaled 2,278 yards with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.