Josh Rosen may be traded, but he hasn’t left just yet.
The now former Arizona Cardinals quarterback had one more thing to do before packing up his stuff, moving to Florida, and being the starter for the Miami Dolphins.
Rosen appeared at Larry Fitzgerald‘s Celebrity Softball Game on Saturday and it seems he stayed in town after his trade specifically for this event.
“I think that’s just a testament to who he is as a man,” Fitzgerald said. “He could have very easily gone down to Miami already, or just said, ‘Hey, I’m not gonna do it,’ but it shows you his commitment, his character, and just friendship. I’m very fortunate to call him a friend. Looking forward to seeing him do great things in Miami.”
Rosen received a standing ovation from the crowd and delivered later in the game when he smashed a home run.
“I just want to say thank you to everybody,” Rosen said. “We didn’t win as many games as I would have hoped, but I had a great time and an unbelievable year. Sad to see it up, but new chapters, new beginnings, and I’m excited for things to come. I’ll always be a Cardinal and root for you guys for as long as I’m on my feet.”
“I don’t think anybody could have handled it more professionally than he has,” Fitzgerald said. “I mean he’s been a consummate professional throughout this whole process. And, you know, I think he’s got a lot of people’s respect for the way he conducted himself. And I know all of us are rooting for him in his next stop.”