The Arizona Cardinals came up short once again under the leadership of quarterback Sam Bradford. As a result, it appears head coach Steve Wilks is ready to hand the keys over to quarterback Josh Rosen.
Rosen made his career debut late in Arizona’s loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 3. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Wilks says Rosen will be the starter moving forward:
Cardinals coach Steve Wilks has announced that rookie QB Josh Rosen is starting.
It is safe to say that the Bradford experiment did not turn out as Arizona would have liked. They signed the injury-plagued veteran to a two-year, $40 million deal with $15 million guaranteed this offseason before selecting Rosen with the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. They hoped that Bradford would allow them to be competitive while they develop the rookie into their future franchise quarterback.
However, it is clear that things have not gone according to plan. Arizona has yet to win a game and their lackluster offense is the major reason why. They had actually appeared to be turning the corner against Chicago after taking a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Unfortunately, they were followed by six scoreless possessions which finally spurred Wilks to put Rosen in.
Needless to say, the rookie did not fare much better. He completed 4-of-7 passes for 36 yards and an interception. Of course, going against a talented defense like the Bears in his career debut is not the most ideal situation, especially with the game on the line. It should be noted that all of the other quarterbacks that were selected ahead of Rosen have now been declared as starters. Perhaps Wilks felt it was time for the Cardinals to start their guy considering he was pegged as the most NFL-ready prospect in the draft.