Steve Wilks: Josh Rosen “wired the right way”

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In the weeks leading up to the start of the draft, there was a lot of discussion about quarterback Josh Rosen‘s mental makeup, willingness to speak his mind and overall readiness to be a franchise quarterback.

During a conference call on Thursday night, Rosen wondered if he would have been picked higher if he’d shut up over the last three years but he may not have gone 10th overall if he had gone that route. Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim called Rosen “the most intelligent in this draft” and that is exciting to add a player who is so “dialed in mentally.”

Head coach Steve Wilks made it even clearer that Rosen’s personality wasn’t a drawback when the Cardinals talked about drafting him.

“To make a difference you’ve got to be different,” Wilks said, via ArizonaSports.com. “I love his personality. He’s wired the right way.”

Rosen landed with a team that wanted him enough to trade up for the rights to select him, which should give him every opportunity to succeed even if it does not sand down the chip he grew on his shoulder after going lower than he wanted.

33 responses to “Steve Wilks: Josh Rosen “wired the right way”

  1. People were talking about Mayfield’s arrogance. He was a better college QB, more polished passer and less arrogant than Rosen.

  2. He might be wired the right way now, but one more concussion and his wires are going to be crossed up!
    That’s why he slipped, most teams are worried he will have a short career.

  3. Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim called Rosen “the most intelligent in this draft” and that is exciting to add a player who is so “dialed in mentally.”

    What? Rosen has the dialed in mentality of a 3 year old. And when baby doesn’t get his way, there’s tantrums.

  4. Bottom line? He’s already rich.. He lacks the drive because after a few NFL style bell ringers, he will question his need to play.

  5. magnumpimustache says:
    April 27, 2018 at 8:28 am
    Ryan Leaf thinks he is a Bust

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    Kind of a catch 22 there. On one hand it takes one to know one, I suppose. On the other why would you assume Ryan Leaf knows anything about anything football wise.

  6. I don’t think he is wired the right way at all. Guy should be happy to get drafted into a league none of us, or all of our friends and their friends, ever will. He is pissed that he didn’t get drafted earlier? He is a head case, and his injury history doesn’t help. I am all for people being themselves, but if being yourself makes you someone I don’t want around my team or organization, then you will not be on my team or organization. Rosen needs to grow up.

  7. I was happy when the Cards drafted Rosen, but I wasn’t following the draft stuff very well, and seeing him spout his mouth off like this really worries me. Rosen doesn’t know the art of learning to shut up, and how do you think that’s going to fly when they lose two games in a row? He will lose the locker room and he will crumble under the pressure. I can totally see why he dropped now.

  8. Regardless og his attitude, the Rosen is injury prone. TWO concussions last year at the college level?…they will crush him at the PRO level. I think Lamar Jackson would have been a better fit in Arizona.

  9. He’s going to be amazing. People hate outspoken football players and then have the gall to call people “dumb jocks.” Rosen is the most-ready quarterback in the class and will be a stud.

  10. Nothing short of being Peyton Manning type of greatness will teams put up with his attitude. He better be THAT good.

  11. Oh well he will be a bust – no humility – all the great ones have it. He should go back to playing tennis, he is not wired to play a “Team” sport. I just wished the Jet’s had wasted a pick on him.

  12. Rosen’s comments seemed goofy and unnecessary, and no one cares if you’re pissed honestly.. I prefer Lamar Jackson’s approach. they asked him how it felt to slip and he’s like “whatever, it’s on”.

  13. Peyton Manning said , ‘If you don’t draft me I’m gonna come back here every season and kick your …’. And some of you don’t like Rosen’s I gotta chip statement. Y’all got your wires on backwards

  14. Can’t wait for the first time he calls out Fitz on something. That will be fun times in the Cards lockerroom.

  15. Rosen looks and acts like the Veteran QB on the Keanu Reeves’ movie “The Replacements.” Just a complete jerk! Especially the way he both dissed his new team by being so disappointed he fell to them and how he dissed the 9 players taken ahead of him!

  16. No great players have humility, idk what sports you’ve been following or which one’s you’ve ever met. But to be great, you have to have a certain edge.

  17. Rosen does have some injury issues with his shoulder, the concussions and….

    at first, I thought he was just outspoken…but….now I do wonder if his teammates will really take to him. So far he does not know when to shut up.

    Rosen has a great arm, but he is not that mobile. Being able to avoid hits and injury will be important at the pro level. And his production was not as great as his arm would suggest.

    Jets did not think they could get Darnold and did–he is a lot closer to Carson Wentz type potential. Rosen might be Matt Ryan. That is pretty good…but the Jets are going to run more like a Shanahan offense with bootlegs and roll outs–and Darnold should do that very well with his great mobility and capacity to throw well on the run.

    The Jets didn’t even have an interview set up with Darnold until recently as they were that sure he’d be #1 overall or #2 to the Giants.

  18. youngnoizecom says:
    April 27, 2018 at 10:27 am
    No great players have humility, idk what sports you’ve been following or which one’s you’ve ever met. But to be great, you have to have a certain edge.

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    The guy was 0-6 on the road last year. Maybe a little humility would help him out.

  19. Look at all the “experts” here. Bottom line is all of them could be busts and all of them could be future hall of famers. And to the guy saying the great ones have humility, no they don’t
    Aaron Rodgers does not. Payton did not. Montana did not. They all know what they want and expect and weren’t afraid to say it.

  20. If he wins games no one will care what his “attitude” is. BB is not the nicest guy in the room. Seems I have read where he is kinda prickly.

  21. I don’t mind a kid being confident but his attitude also borders on whiny. No doubt he will start at some point this season as Bradford can never stay healthy. Let’s see how Rosen reacts when someone like Aaron Donald gives him a “welcome to the NFL” lick.

  22. He has kept his mouth in check so it didn’t hurt his draft stock. Now that he’s been drafted expect to hear all sorts of dumb comments from this guy. That shows how childish he is. This guy won’t play ten games in the league before he’s gone. One more concussion and he’ll be wondering what his own name is.

  23. arzcardinals says:
    April 27, 2018 at 10:05 am
    Peyton Manning said , ‘If you don’t draft me I’m gonna come back here every season and kick your …’. And some of you don’t like Rosen’s I gotta chip statement. Y’all got your wires on backwards

    The difference is that Manning didn’t say it publically – Rosen is no Manning.

  24. This kid is coming off as another spoiled rich kid, to me. How about just shut up and prove what you are on the field?

  25. Wow. The nerve of this kid.

    If I’m Kurt Warner (undrafted HoF’er [Hall of Famer]), then I am scratching my head at this kid’s attitude.
    If I am Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson or Tom Brady, then ditto!

    And they said m’boy Heisman winner Baker Mayfield was arrogant (rolling eyes)

  26. Most of what he says can be taken either as crazy-arrogant or as him trying to keep himself motivated and confident. But unless he’s lights out from Day 1 he’s going to get tons of criticism because he simply doesn’t come across well.

  27. Bad body language and comes across as a D-Bag. Doesn’t look to possess leadership- he’s part of the ME mentality.

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