In a move that some thought would happen weeks ago, the San Francisco 49ers have signed QB Josh Rosen off the Buccaneers practice squad and onto their active roster, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Rosen would have had a chance to compete for the Bucs backup job next offseason, but the fact that the Bucs chose not to protect him from signing with other teams is pretty telling. The 49ers have been decimated at the quarterback position this season, and face some uncertainty over who their quarterback of the future is long term, so Rosen likely saw a more advantageous situation and leapt at it.

The move leaves the Bucs with just three quarterbacks on their 2020 roster and an open spot on their practice squad.

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76bucsfan46
7 months ago

Either the Bucs didn’t like what they saw from Rosen or our GM is inept.

SenileSenior
Reply to  76bucsfan46
7 months ago

In in the past 3 years I have concluded that Jason Licht, our GM, is not inept.
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Go Bucs!!!

BigSombrero
7 months ago

Brady’s understudy is gone? So much for the future of the franchise!

Just kidding. This was always a tire kick situation.

Lawdy
7 months ago

josh rosen wasn’t it anyway

rocky
7 months ago

I was hopeful this situation would work out for us and to see what he had after sitting with us for a year. I know he played his college ball just down the road there but wouldn’t it make more sense for Rosen to actually decline the offer abs stay put? Eventually backing Brady and having a shot down the line? I feel like going to a desperate niners team with questions with Gorropolo and everyone else is terrible. It certainly isn’t as stable as what he had here though I’d imagine. That’s now his fifth team in what 3… Read more »

rocky
Reply to  rocky
7 months ago

Isnt*

drdneast
7 months ago

I hope they don’t try to get him to play this. year. Seems like Garafalo might get his chance to play for Belichek after all.

danielob
7 months ago

So much for our “quarterback of the future”! With only a few games left for the 9’ers I think they might want to develop Rosen behind their starter next season.

plopes808
7 months ago

I was womdering about Rosen. Guess this explains it

seat26
7 months ago

I think our chances of drafting a QB in 2021 just jumped up in a big way.

eaustinyoung
7 months ago

Trade the Jets for Sam Darnold

BigSombrero
Reply to  eaustinyoung
7 months ago

Trade for Sam Darnold? The guy who sees ghosts? Great idea!!

You gotta stop drinking your bath water bub.

eaustinyoung
Reply to  BigSombrero
7 months ago

Don’t let the Jets taint talent. Everyone thought Tannehill was done in Miami and he’s lighting it up in Tennessee. Darnold might have something under Brady. Worth a shot if Rosen was worth a shot.

Last edited 7 months ago by eaustinyoung
Knightrider79
7 months ago

I’m saying this like Willie Wonka “no please don’t take him”

MWD
MWD
7 months ago

If we go with anybody post Brady- I think Matthew Stafford may be a good fit. Perhaps the Jets will part ways with Donald if they some how get back in the number one slot and take Trevor Lawrence. In any case- the contingency plan for post Brady after 3 years max has to be in the back pocket somewhere…I hope. Our needs after this year- another stellar O and D linemen and one or preferably two seasoned guys in the secondary. On a side note- Imagine where we would be sitting in the seedings race if let’s just say… Read more »

Last edited 7 months ago by MWD