Rosen’s strong minicamp doesn’t change Bradford’s status as Cardinals’ starter

AP

The Cardinals used the 10th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft on quarterback Josh Rosen, and reports out of minicamp suggested that he is showing all the talent the team thought he had. But that doesn’t mean he’ll start as a rookie.

Sam Bradford remains the Cardinals’ starter and the Cardinals’ website suggests that there’s really no competition at all in training camp: Bradford is the starter.

Nonetheless, Rosen was impressive by all accounts, picking up the offense quickly and showing good accuracy and arm strength on the practice field. The Cardinals obviously liked Rosen enough to use a Top 10 pick on him, and they saw everything they hoped to see.

Given Bradford’s history, there’s a good chance he’ll be injured and unavailable at some point sooner rather than later, and Rosen will be given the starting job. But if Bradford is healthy, it appears he’ll start Week One no matter how well Rosen performs in training camp.

41 responses to “Rosen’s strong minicamp doesn’t change Bradford’s status as Cardinals’ starter

  1. I’m setting the over/under at games Bradford plays before getting hurt and out for the season at 3 1/2, which gives Rosen just enough time to get used to the team before having to take over. Place your bets now.

  2. Wherever Bradford goes two things happen. He makes a boat load of money then tragedy follows. Either him or Rosen will end up hurt, maybe both. Thank God he didn’t grow up to be an Astronaut.

  3. Hey all you genius liberals…just what does Manafort going to jail (for no reason but that’s beside the point) have to do with Trump? Explain how Trump rigged the election? I’m waiting…..

  4. “mybigthirdleg says:
    June 15, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Hey all you genius liberals…just what does Manafort going to jail (for no reason but that’s beside the point) have to do with Trump? ”

    I give up. What does your post have to do with football?

  5. Remember when Vikings fans could not accept the fact that Bradford is made of glass?
    So cute.
    So delusional.

  6. mybigthirdleg says:
    June 15, 2018 at 7:24 pm
    Hey all you genius liberals…just what does Manafort going to jail (for no reason but that’s beside the point) have to do with Trump? Explain how Trump rigged the election? I’m waiting…..

    It’s obvious that you’re utterly brainwashed and have no ability to think for yourself, but if you want to learn the answer to your question go on literally any actual news outlet OTHER than FOX Propaganda Channel, Breitbart, or Limbaugh and they have laid out all the proof about Manafort/Trump/Russia from 2005 up until… well, now. You DO know that he was put in prison because of violating his probation by calling/emailing his Ukrainian ‘contact’, right?

  7. The offensive line in AZ is pretty bad. I can’t see either QB healthy by the end of the season. They’re both injury prone. Rosen has had two concussions already and a shoulder injury. He’s soft. Matt Leinart was a better prospect.

  8. But he’s too smart, needs to be challenged, asks tough questions, is rich!

    Dumbest predraft comments on any player in NFL draft history…

  9. I’m not sure Rosen is any more durable than Bradford. I guess we’ll have to wait and find out. Both are elite QB’s. I’ll bet both guys play a significant amount of time.

  10. Bradford is actually a very good QB when he’s not hurt.

    Problem is he’ll be hurt within 2-3 games. But as a Cards fan I’m happy to hear Rosen’s ready to step in.

  11. Fordmandaley…….Manafort never worked for Trump when all that he’s been accused of happened. Maybe think for yourself and avoid the “hate Trump 24/7” “news”. Someone has to tell the truth,and it isn’t CNN,MSNBC,BLAH,BLAH,BLAH…….

  12. Lost in all this Rosen and Bradford talk is Mike Glennon’s existence. Somewhere in Phoenix, the NC State QB is wondering if he’ll even get mentioned in an article. The 3rd overall passer taken in 2013, in what was probably one of the worst quarterback classes of the decade, will probably look good in preseason and might even make some struggling columnist’s topic of conversation.

    Mike, I’m raising my glass to you right now! Go #7!

  13. cardinalsfan87 says:
    June 15, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Bradford will start the season and will play as long as he is healthy. If he gets hurt, than Rosen will step in and take over.

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    Did you mean WHEN Bradford gets hurt? He always does. It’s hard to believe what they are paying him.

  14. Wilks has already said many times their is a competition and they will start the guy who gives them the best chance to win. Rosen will start most of the season this year either way, as their’s no way Bradford keeps him on the bench all season or stays healthy enough all year to do so.

  15. The Cardinals did not sign Sam Bradford to a 1 year, 20 million dollar fully guaranteed contract to be a backup. Rosen was never going to unseat him while he was healthy, and anyone who seriously believes that he will or has tried pushing a QB controversy narrative where there is none is a moron.

  16. Bradford, after being named the starter, will see very little action in preseason. That is the reason why many quarterbacks are rusty at the beginning of the season. The silver lining in the dark cloud is that when playoff time comes, a quarterback is still relatively fresh and not as banged up as one who sees a lot of work during the offseason. Fatigue may be why Russell Wilson had a terrible 2nd half of the season.

  17. Let’s just calm down until he plays a few games. The list is infinite of players who have looked good in camp and combines.

  18. As a Bears fan, this has the stink of a Glennon/Trubisky moment all over it. Maybe it’s the presence of Glennon on the roster…

    I understand the ‘safe play’ of a ‘proven starter’ vs a talented rookie (and Bradford IS proven and better than Glennon), but don’t let the contracts lull you into “getting your money’s worth.” In a tough division in a year they probably won’t compete, it may be better to give the rook a shot at the starting job and let him build his skills for the future on the field.

  19. Rosen hasnt played a single snap in the NFL and someone said Leinart was a better prospect? Really? Also the offensive line was bad last year, I agree. But they made some big upgrades to the line via FA and via the draft. So its a little premature to say the oline will be bad again this year.

  20. mybigthirdleg says:
    June 15, 2018 at 7:24 pm
    Hey all you genius liberals…just what does Manafort going to jail (for no reason but that’s beside the point) have to do with Trump? Explain how Trump rigged the election? I’m waiting…..

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    I actually think its good that Rosen be allowed time to develop before having to face a real NFL game. Its nice his accuracy and picking up the playbook, those are good starts. But where the true test comes is when he has to make snap decisions at NFL game speed (faster than anything he has seen so far) against a defense that is using sleight of hand trickery to fool him into misidentifying where the open receiver is.

  21. liberalsruineverything says:
    June 15, 2018 at 8:23 pm
    “mybigthirdleg says”

    *** kneeling and protesting political posts ***
    —————————————

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. You forgot the capital L but at least you checked the spelling this time lol.

  22. After Josh Rosen and four other QBs, Josh Allen was the next best quarterback in the draft. Not sure what the Bills were thinking. As for the posts about the Orange Dotard, I’m happy that I didn’t vote for a draft dodger who insults POWs and salutes North Korean generals.

  23. gjv001 says:
    June 16, 2018 at 2:03 pm
    After Josh Allen, Rosen was the best NFL QB in the Draft.
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    Really? I think Allen was the worst of the top 4 QB’s. Allen has elite arm strength and rare physical gifts, but his lack of accuracy and failure to dominate poor competition is what really worries me about him.

  24. liquidchaoss says:
    June 16, 2018 at 2:38 am
    Rosen hasnt played a single snap in the NFL and someone said Leinart was a better prospect? Really? Also the offensive line was bad last year, I agree. But they made some big upgrades to the line via FA and via the draft. So its a little premature to say the oline will be bad again this year.

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    The offensive line will be a lot better this year. The main reason the Cardinals O-Line was bad last year was due to injuries, just the year before it ranked 6th overall run blocking n 19th overall pass blocking DVOA w/out one of its best offensive linemen in 2016 and this line now upgraded in free agency with all its starters coming back its a lot better. So long as Arizona’s top 3 offensive linemen DJ Humphries, Mike Iupati & Justin Pugh stay healthy Arizona will have a very good offensive line.

  25. I don’t expect Arizona’s offensive line to stay healthy the entire season. But as long as they aren’t all injured at the same time, the Cards have the depth to be able to overcome it and still have a winning record.

  26. Allen has “rare physical gifts”??? LOL. He has a strong arm and that’s about it. The arm isn’t stronger than a bunch of other QBs in the league.

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