Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks says he’s going to watch the game film of Sunday’s home loss to the Chicago Bears to determine whether Sam Bradford or rookie quarterback Josh Rosen will start in Week 4.
Bradford was putrid in the second half for the Cardinals, turning the ball over three times (two interceptions, one fumble) which allowed the Bears to erase a 14-0 deficit and ultimately win the game, 16-14.
Wilks replaced Bradford with less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter with Rosen, hoping the prized UCLA product could provide a spark for the team. Rosen, though, failed to score on either of his two drives and threw an interception.
“We’re going to evaluate Josh, as well as Sam,” Wilks said, via ArizonaSports.com. “We’ll watch the tape and we’ll see exactly what I want to do for us moving forward.”
Bradford finished the game 13-of-19 for 157 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Rosen, meanwhile, was 4-of-7 for 36 yards and one interception.
The Cardinals are 0-3 and take on the Seattle Seahawks at home in Week 4.
The decision here is pretty obvious. Josh Rosen should be the starting quarterback for Arizona for the rest of the season. Sam Bradford has been an inconsistent player ever since he entered the NFL in 2010. His lack of mobility and poor decision making make him an average quarterback at this stage of his career.
Rosen is the future in Arizona, and the only way he’s going to get better is by getting game experience and learning from his mistakes.