The Arizona Cardinals managed to further address their void under center by taking former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen with the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. It seems Rosen has wasted no time in getting acquainted with his new teammates.
The rookie recently shared an exchange he had with quarterback Sam Bradford welcoming him to the team. According to Kent Somers of azcentral.com, Rosen has been badgering cornerback Patrick Peterson via text as well:
“Josh has been texting me like there’s no tomorrow,” Peterson said. “I’m trying to get him with a realtor so he has place to lay his head.
“I’m excited he wants to be a leader early. That’s huge when a young player coming into the league grabs an older guy and tries to learn his way around.”
Rosen was one of the top-rated quarterbacks in the draft. However, reports surfaced that some teams were put off by the stigma surrounding him from his college days. Fortunately, all it takes is one team that is willing to take a chance on a player.
It makes sense that Rosen would want to get cushy with Peterson.
The seven-time Pro Bowler is one of the best players in the NFL and has long been the gold standard at his position. Not only is Peterson helping him get situated in Arizona, but he will also be giving Rosen a good look at what an elite shutdown corner looks like.
That said, it is encouraging to see that the rookie has already started to garner the respect of the veterans on his team.