Josh Rosen is headed back west.
The San Francisco 49ers, who have battled injuries at the quarterback position all season, signed Rosen to their active roster off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad on Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
49ers are signing QB Josh Rosen off the Buccaneers practice squad on to SF’s active roster, per @FieldYates and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 22, 2020
Rosen will back up C.J. Beathard in the 49ers’ matchup against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Jimmy Garoppolo is still battling an ankle injury, and backup Nick Mullens went down with an elbow injury in San Francisco’s loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.
Rosen landed on Bucs practice squad after struggles in Arizona, Miami
The Cardinals drafted Rosen with the No. 10 overall pick in 2018. He has struggled to find success in the league.
The 23-year-old led Arizona to a 3-13 record during his rookie season while throwing 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He was traded to Miami that offseason — while the Cardinals opted to draft Kyler Murray — where he lasted just three games with the Dolphins while throwing five interceptions before he was benched.
Rosen then signed with the Buccaneers’ practice squad this season, and has been there ever since.
While he likely won’t see much action, signing back to an active roster is the first step for Rosen to get back on the field. Whether he can use that opportunity to secure a deal on an active roster for next season, however, remains to be seen.
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