Entering the 2018-19 NFL season, the Arizona Cardinals seemed to be set at QB for the future. Josh Rosen was taken with the 10th overall pick by Arizona after much hype from his UCLA career.
One year later, the situation in the desert is the complete opposite. The Cardinals struggled yet again, but landed the top overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. Despite just taking Josh Rosen the year before, there is a possibility the Cardinals can take Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray with the top pick.
Where does that leave Rosen? He is currently in a cloud of confusion over his future in Arizona and starting to show frustration. Rosen sat down with SITV to vent his current feelings about the issues in Arizona.
“I think the season probably went as poorly as it could possibly go,” Rosen said from an RV. “But within that, I had an unbelievable time. I think when people talk about, like, you can’t listen to criticism or you can’t read articles, you have to be aware of what’s going on to a certain extent. So I definitely understand the situation.
“It’s annoying, but it is what it is. Football’s a business, and I definitely respect the higher-ups and their decisions. We won three games, and each one of those wins — to me, it felt like we won the Super Bowl. And that feeling is so intoxicating, and that’s why I just want nothing more than to be part of a team next year and have the same opportunities to go out and compete.”
It is completely understandable for Rosen to feel this way. Because he feels like the franchise is just giving up on him. But, the new regime could favor a potential Kyler Murray featured offense under new coach Kliff Kingsbury. Despite the confusion, Kingsbury has touted Rosen’s throwing talent as of late.
There is a lot to like with Rosen, he was discussed as the potential top QB taken in the draft before slipping to the 10th pick. He is entering just his second season and showed signs of promise. Rosen’s name has come up in trade talks recently as well to other NFC rivals. The mixed signals Rosen is receiving seem to be piling up, so the breaking point could be near.
Rosen, 22, finished his rookie season with 11 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions, adding a 55.2% completion rate for the Cardinals.