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Bedard: Could the Patriots regret letting Josh Rosen go to the Dolphins (we’ll see), and other Day 2 thoughts

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When it came to bringing up the name of former Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen as a possible trade target for the Patriots, fans seemed to fall into one of two camps.

The first camp -- the realists/worry warts -- were all for trying to find Tom Brady's possible successor as soon as possible considering his age. If he doesn't work out or Brady is still The Man in three years, cut or trade Rosen. No harm, no foul.

The second group, which skews younger and thinks Brady walks on water (I mean, I don't blame you), feels it would be foolish to spend any capital on a quarterback now because Brady is obviously a cyborg and is going to play at a high level for at least four more seasons (until age 45).

I bring this up because what just transpired during Friday night's second round of the draft — the Dolphins acquiring Rosen, the 10th overall pick last year, for the 62nd pick (and a fifth-rounder next season) and the Patriots declining to make a better deal — sets up an interesting scenario.

What if the Dolphins just (finally?) made the right move at the position two decades (man, has it really been that long?) after they bungled the transition from Dan Marino ... and the Patriots invited their own?

Look, Patriots fans/Bill Belichick are probably right because, let's face it, they're always right (#kisstherings). Brady will probably play at least four more seasons with a few more championships, and they have plenty of time to find the next guy and they will find someone who's way better than Rosen ... who will probably flame out like Ryan Tannehill.

The odds are strongly in favor of the Patriots, and I would not bet against them.

But what if they're wrong?

A couple of things make this debate a little bit more interesting than most of these hypothetical situations.