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Cardinals QB Sam Bradford still the starter despite Josh Rosen’s impressive showing at minicamp

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The Arizona Cardinals have quite the compelling quarterback battle going on this offseason between Sam Bradford and Josh Rosen. However, it appears a decision has been reached before it could even heat up.

Arizona brought Bradford in to help stabilize the quarterback position. The plan has not changed as he will be the starter going into the 2018 NFL season, via the team’s official website:

He didn’t get to do as much as the Cards stuck to the Bradford “plan,” but it’s still hard to picture anyone but Bradford – assuming health – as opening day starter.

The report should come as no surprise. The Cardinals signed Bradford to a two-year, $20 million deal this offseason with the intention that he would help solidify the quarterback position after it plagued them throughout the 2017 campaign. That said, they do not intend to have him watch from the sideline just yet.

However, Rosen should still approach every practice as if he were the starter given Bradford’s questionable track record with injuries. Early reports out of camp suggest that the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft has done just that so far. It has even gotten to the point where he is giving the veteran a run for his money.

Rosen acknowledged that he has a bit of a chip on his shoulder after falling in the draft. That said, he is eager to start and prove the other teams that passed on him wrong. However, it is clear that the Cardinals plan on taking their time with his development this season.