Ravens not afraid of Browns recent signing Josh Rosen

Ravens, Josh Rosen (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
Ravens, Josh Rosen (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens weren’t scared of the Cleveland Browns acquiring Deshaun Watson this offseason, and they definitely aren’t scared of the recent signing of Josh Rosen.

The former 2018 first-round pick was signed to a one-year deal in Cleveland and will likely compete with current backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett for starting snaps if Watson misses time.

Cleveland appears to be quietly bracing for an eight-game suspension for Watson as the team tried out multiple veteran quarterbacks this past week.

At 25 years old, Rosen could hardly be called a vet, yet he has bounced around the league trying to live up to his potential, and the Browns mark his sixth team in the last four years.

The Browns ultimately chose Rosen over more proven signal-callers like Jimmy Garoppolo and Cam Newton, forming a complete but very lackluster quarterback room of Rosen, Brissett, and Josh Dobbs for potentially eight weeks of the season.

The Baltimore Ravens aren’t worried about Browns QB and draft bust Josh Rosen

Arguably one of the biggest draft busts in recent history, Rosen’s climactic debut in the NFL went up in smoke as he threw 11 touchdowns against 14 interceptions and won just three games in his rookie year in Arizona.

Rosen has since served in a backup capacity to several teams, though this stint with the Browns proves to be his best chance at taking starting snaps.

The Ravens boast a stacked secondary unit in 2022, though, so Rosen’s attempt to revive his career may not go as well as he hopes.

The Ravens and the Browns face each other in Week 7 and Week 15, and if Watson gets suspended eight games, Baltimore can expect to play against either Rosen or Brissett in the first divisional matchup.

Last season, Baltimore won once and lost once against the Browns, yet this year each team will field very different starting lineups.

Some key Ravens players returning from injury include Ronnie Stanley, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Marlon Humphrey, all players who will make a major impact on both sides of the field.

The Browns lost wideout Jarvis Landry but picked up Amari Cooper, who will look to generate chemistry with both Rosen and Watson over the course of the season.

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Cooper has the speed and route-running abilities to pose as a dangerous WR1, but Rosen’s inaccurate arm should prove no match against the star-studded Baltimore defense. If Watson sits out, the Week 7 game against the Browns is one the Ravens absolutely must win.