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Josh Rosen was dogged by people for unfollowing the Cardinals but they screwed him

I really wanted Josh Rosen in Buffalo, but I have to admit he was screwed by his former team, the Arizona Cardinals.

When the draft was going on last year and my Buffalo Bills were on the clock, I will be the first one to tell you I wanted Josh Rosen on my team. I have watched tons of film on quarterbacks and I felt that Josh Rosen was the best quarterback in the draft behind Baker Mayfield. When the Bills passed on Rosen I was upset, I even went on a little Twitter rant.

When the Bills took Josh Allen I was skeptical, but he has been pretty impressive. Now, a year later I feel really bad for the guy I had a draft crush on. Josh Rosen is a good quarterback but I feel he was screwed in the draft process. Rosen acted like a class act, but leading up to the draft, Rosen unfollowed the Cardinals on social media and everyone dogged him. They called him a baby and said he needed to come in and compete. Shoot Steve Smith went bananas on him on National Television, but Rosen kept his composure. He still showed up to camp and practiced, he took questions from media, he was a class act, but his team and his former GM didn’t according to Rosen himself.

During an appearance on “The Rich Eisen Show” on Tuesday, Rosen revealed that his GM never once called him, but his coach who he had for a few days did in fact call him.

“The only thing that really did kind of frustrate me through this whole process was like I still haven’t heard from my old GM,” Rosen said, via “I hadn’t talked to him for months before. Still haven’t talked to him after. That was kind of frustrating, but for the most part, I’m just ready to put that whole chapter behind me and keep pushing on and playing football.”

Rosen did give his former coach Kliff Kingsbury some love on the show though saying this:

“My agent gave me a call about five minutes before saying, ‘Don’t be surprised if this might happen.’ I was like, ‘Alright, it is what it is, we’ll see how the cards end up falling. But you know I’m going to compete wherever I am,'” Rosen said. “So Kliff gave me an actual call a minute before it happened to say that we’re going to draft Kyler. I mean, I have the most respect for Kliff. I don’t slight anyone for making business decisions they think are best for them and their family, but I appreciated how he acted like a man and was very respectful. He was wishing me the best. He called me even the day after the draft wishing me good luck. And I wished him good luck. I even gave Kyler a call, sent him a text that said, ‘Good luck, I’m wishing you the best.’

“But that’s kind of all you can really ask for in this game. People make decisions for whatever reason. But as long as they are men about it and they respect someone’s career, then I can appreciate that.”

I do not know about you, but Rosen is not the guy to blame here. I think the Dolphins landed an amazing quarterback. I am not sure he will win right away in Miami but the guy has the talent to.

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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