Cardinals QB Josh Rosen says Sam Bradford has been ‘helping me out a ton’
Since the Arizona Cardinals brought aboard former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen with the 10th overall pick in this year’s draft, it has put him on track to be the long-term answer under center for the franchise.
Although offseason addition Sam Bradford is expected to get the first crack at being the starter in the 2018 campaign, Rosen has voiced that the nine-year quarterback has been quite helpful to him throughout the process, according to Bob McManaman of azcentral.com.
“He’s helping me out a ton,” Rosen said during last week’s three-day minicamp, in which Bradford took most of the snaps. “He’s giving me a lot of pointers.”
Bradford has been in Rosen’s shoes due to being a former first-round pick as top overall selection by the then-St. Louis Rams back in the 2018 NFL Draft. This put a tremendous amount of pressure on him to be the future of the franchise at the position. Bradford has plenty to offer Rosen in terms of what to expect along with the ins and out of what is needed to be an effective player at the next level
Although he has had his fair shares of struggles with injuries throughout his first eight seasons, Bradford has had stretches where he has played well long like a viable starting quarterback. Meanwhile, Rosen was one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft that was highly touted for being arguably the best pure passer among the group. There is plenty of optimism surrounding what he could bring to the table for the Cardinals once he gets his chance to start.
The fact that Bradford is helping out Rosen with pointers and advice is an encouraging sign as it could be huge to helping the former UCLA product acclimated to the NFL sooner. This should do nothing but benefit the Cardinals in the long run.