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Cardinals QB Josh Rosen says preseason debut a ‘step in the right direction’

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The NFL preseason is officially underway for the Arizona Cardinals with all eyes on rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. The UCLA product had his time to shine as he got more snaps than any of the four quarterbacks that played against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Only one of the four Cardinals quarterbacks found the end zone with Chad Kanoff connecting with Bryce Williams on a 14-yard touchdown pass. However, even though Rosen was unable to get his first touchdown in a Cardinals uniform in his first preseason game, he admits having a mix of good and bad play against the Chargers, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.

“I thought I did some good things, some bad things,” Rosen said, “but for the most part, it was a step in the right direction.”

Despite a mediocre preseason debut, there’s no question Rosen is the future face of the Cardinals franchise. The rookie quarterback has received rave reviews from his teammates and coaching staff since being selected 10th overall by the team during the 2018 NFL Draft. It will only be a matter of time before he’s handed the starting job under center with the team having full faith in his capabilities.

For the time being, the growing pains will continue for the former Pac-12 star as he tries to transcend his talent on the next level. It appears that veteran Sam Bradford, who threw only one pass in the win over the Chargers, will be the starter unless Rosen puts on a show in the final three preseason games to convince the team to make a change.

In the 24-17 win over Los Angeles, Rosen completed six of 13 passes for 41 yards without an interception.