49ers waive former first-round quarterback Josh Rosen

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Tim Tebow wasn't the only former first-round quarterback to get waived after just one preseason game. The San Francisco 49ers cut former first-rounder Josh Rosen on Tuesday, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

Rosen, 24, played the majority of the second half during the 49ers' first preseason game. He finished the contest 10 of 15 for 93 yards. Rosen threw one interception and no touchdowns during the contest. 

With Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance set as the team's top two options at the position, Rosen was hard pressed for reps during practice. That contributed to the team's decision to waive Rosen.

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Should Rosen make it through waivers, he will become a free agent and be available to sign with any team.

Josh Rosen looking for another opportunity 

It's been quite the fall from grace for Rosen, who was selected with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 draft by the Arizona Cardinals. Rosen spent one season with the team before being traded to the Miami Dolphins after the Cardinals took Kyler Murray No. 1 overall in the 2019 draft. 

Josh Rosen with the 49ers.
Josh Rosen was waived by the 49ers. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Rosen spent one year in Miami, but was cut after the team drafted Tua Tagovailoa in the first round of the 2020 draft. Rosen spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad before the 49ers signed him last December. 

Rosen has started 16 games during his NFL career. He completed 54.8 percent of his passes and put up a 12-to-19 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Rosen is one of five quarterbacks selected in the first round in the 2018 draft. The other four, Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson, are expected to open the 2021 season as their respective team's starter.

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