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MHR Live: Stop trying to make Josh Rosen happen

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We get a lot of questions about Josh Rosen and the Denver Broncos. It’s ain’t happening, people. Time to move on!

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After not drafting Josh Rosen in the 2018 NFL Draft, Denver traveled to Arizona in Week 7. During a particularly historically bad season for the Denver Broncos, they forced Rosen to a QB Rating of 44.2 after he threw three interceptions, fumbled three times and was sacked a total of six times... All in one game.

Now, three months after the Arizona Cardinals hired former Broncos scout team quarterback Kliff Kingsbury, there are rumors that the Cardinals will draft Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the first overall pick. That is less than a year after Arizona drafted Rosen at tenth overall in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Prior to the 2018 draft the Broncos made an offer to jump to second overall in an effort to draft USC’s Sam Darnold (now of the New York Jets, who drafted Darnold with the third overall pick in the first round), the New York Giants who owned that pick did not trade the pick and chose to draft Penn State running back Saquon Barkley.

That wasn’t the only trade that Denver had on the table though, the Buffalo Bills were in line to trade both of their 2018 first round picks for the Broncos fifth overall pick... Denver drafted Bradley Chubb. The Bills drafted Wyoming’s Josh Allen at seventh overall. Then finished the season with the same record as the Broncos.

This season John Elway’s largest statement on how he hopes the Broncos will perform in 2019 is his trade for former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Flacco famously lost an in-season starting quarterback battle with the Ravens first round pick, quarterback Lamar Jackson out of Louisville. Jackson is an interesting quarterback for Flacco to have lost a starting dual with, because nearly every NFL team skipped Jackson in the first round. He was drafted 32nd overall.

One year later, the Broncos find themselves with the tenth overall pick (the same draft selection the nabbed Josh Rosen in 2018) and quite the conundrum. One thing for certain, Denver is not interested in trading for Rosen.