The Arizona Cardinals know that Josh Rosen is the future of the franchise. But could he be the answer at QB this year?
NFL Network’s Steve Wyche reported that Rosen played well at the rookie minicamp and that with starting QB Sam Bradford’s health issues, Rosen could get some opportunities to play with the first team.
“Over the weekend at rookie camp, Josh Rosen really impressed,” Wyche said, per NFL.com. “(Steve) Wilks told me he had command of the huddle and the leadership.
“Because of the way the Cardinals are managing Sam Bradford’s health — those achy knees — it’s going to open the door for Josh Rosen to get opportunities with the ones.”
If Rosen is getting opportunities to play with the ones, it means he is likely ahead of QB Mike Glennon on the Cardinals’ depth chart. Arizona coach Steve Wilks said that while Bradford is the starter, he is not going to hold anyone back from earning that job.
“We’re pushing everybody to start,” Wilks explained, per NFL.com. “I’ve stated this several times: Sam Bradford is our starter. We gotta go out there with 11 guys and Sam’s going to be the first guy out there. But everybody’s fighting for a position, so I’m not going to hold (Rosen) back at all.
“I want guys competing, I want guys fighting for a starting job. Whoever ends up winning the position, that’s who’s going to end up playing.”
If Bradford gets injured, which seems likely at this point of his career, Rosen could be in line to become the starter in his first season in Arizona.