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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3 months ago

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

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3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

Just kidding. This was always a tire kick situation.