Josh Rosen: Sam Bradford “helping me out a ton”

AP

Word from Arizona at the end of the team’s offseason program was that rookie Josh Rosen has done well, but that Sam Bradford remains the likely choice to start at quarterback for the Cardinals come September.

Trying to keep that spot on the depth chart hasn’t gotten in the way of Bradford aiding Rosen’s transition to the professional level, however. Bradford told Rosen after the draft that he would be an “open book” for the first-round pick and Rosen said Bradford’s been true to his word.

Rosen said during minicamp that Bradford has been “helping me out a ton” and that he’ll return the favor any way he can during his rookie season.

“I think it speaks to him as a person and how he’s willing to embrace the competition and the team aspect,” Rosen said, via AZCentral.com. “And I’m the same way. Regardless of starter-backup, I want the Arizona Cardinals to do the best possible because I want to be in a Super Bowl. If at least for this year the best way to do that is have Sam starting, then so be it, and I’m going to push him every single day.”

Between Bradford’s injury history and Rosen’s draft status, the chances that the rookie will wind up in the lineup this year seem pretty good. If Bradford’s tutelage helps him thrive when that chance comes, the change will likely be a permanent one.

51 responses to “Josh Rosen: Sam Bradford “helping me out a ton”

  1. Team is not a far-fetched concept. Considering Bradford’s history with injuries, this is 1-2 combination, similar to pitcher and reliever. They need to be joined at the hip, learn the offense together. Unity, and if nothing else, class move by Bradford who may be remembered for never fulfilling his potential in the league.

  2. Bradford just doing his part to get the rook ready for that inevitable season ending injury Bradford will suffer by week 6.

    Has a QB ever gotten paid more to do so little?

  3. This is a near perfect QB situation for the Cardinals. Sam Bradford is an elite, top 5 QB when he’s healthy. Josh Rosen is an insurance package against Bradford getting injured. It will be at least 3 years before Rosen, who’s also an elite QB, understands NFL defenses enough to unseat a healthy Bradford. Then the jobs will switch. Rosen hasn’t proved to be the sturdiest guy either, so Bradford will eventually be his insurance package. The Eagles reminded us, again, why it’s good to have two outstanding QB’s on your roster.

  4. Hey kamthechancellor, I’ll take the 4-12 this year being that two of those for will be a sweep of the Seachickens…

  5. glaedrfly says:
    June 24, 2018 at 10:57 am
    Team is not a far-fetched concept. Considering Bradford’s history with injuries, this is 1-2 combination, similar to pitcher and reliever. They need to be joined at the hip, learn the offense together. Unity, and if nothing else, class move by Bradford who may be remembered for never fulfilling his potential in the league.

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    Bradford knows his future is as a clipboard holder after he suffers another random injury in week 2. Best to get those teaching rookie creds on the resume before then.

    I still can’t believe they guaranteed him 20 mill.

  6. Bradford is showing good character in doing this. Being friendly and helpful. Some teams have total divas for QBs. Who don’t help others. Who mumble, pout and throw their team mates under the bus. And aren’t friendly. Even with their own families. But not Sam. I wish my Packers had a QB who was helpful like Sam Bradford.

  7. Slight build QBs just don’t seem to make the season. One mistake, hanging onto the ball and taking a hit, a dive into the end zone, and snap….

  8. Bradford knows he’s only good for 2-3 games a year, so why not? Has anyone ever been paid so much for so little? Bradford is the poster child for the rookie cap.

  9. kamthechancellor says
    4-12

    Still posting the Seahawks 2018 record on other NFC West teams’ posts I see.

  10. There are no “ifs” with Sam Bradford, only “whens”. Not anymore. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Rosen starting mid-season, if not sooner. I’m sure Sammy B loves the game, but his yearly try-overs make it seem like he loves the $$$ more. Has anyone in the NFL been payed more for less?

  11. Bradford is helping Rosen out big time: “Josh, this scar is when I twisted my ankle and missed 8 weeks, and this scar is when I had shoulder surgery and missed a year, and I dislocated this knee cap and missed half a season, and I got poked in this eye and missed 4 weeks, and I had a tooth ache and missed two games, and ………..”

  12. Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    June 24, 2018 at 11:29 am
    Bradford is showing good character in doing this. Being friendly and helpful. Some teams have total divas for QBs. Who don’t help others. Who mumble, pout and throw their team mates under the bus. And aren’t friendly. Even with their own families. But not Sam. I wish my Packers had a QB who was helpful like Sam Bradford.
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    You could have saved a lot of time by just saying “he’s not like Ben Roethlisberger”.

  13. kamthechancellor says:
    June 24, 2018 at 12:12 pm
    Believe me, I know you’ll take 4-12 cardsfan. I’m not even trolling…just don’t think there’s enough talent on the Cardinals to do better.

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    Sadly the Seahawks have even less talent than the Cardinals. If Wilson gets hurt they won’t win another game.

  14. >>charliecharger says:
    This is a near perfect QB situation for the Cardinals. Sam Bradford is an elite, top 5 QB when he’s healthy.

    Top 5? I don’t think so.
    He’s a Tier 2 QB. With a great team around him he can perform well.

    >>Josh Rosen is an insurance package against Bradford getting injured.

    No, he was drafted to be the QB of the future, and they probably will give him playing time this year.

    >>It will be at least 3 years before Rosen, who’s also an elite QB, understands NFL defenses enough to unseat a healthy Bradford. Then the jobs will switch.

    There is no chance Rosen sits more than one year. The only way is if Bradford becomes Peyton Manning. Rosen was drafted to be the future QB, he’ll get the playing time to develop, not Bradford.

    >>Rosen hasn’t proved to be the sturdiest guy either, so Bradford will eventually be his insurance package.

    No team pays > 20 million to a backup QB. Once Rosen starts, Bradford will be gone.

    >>The Eagles reminded us, again, why it’s good to have two outstanding QB’s on your roster.

    It also helps that Foles wasn’t making that much money. Bradford is making a lot more than Foles, and no team could afford that option as a backup.

  15. “Sam Bradford is set to make up to $20 million this year as the starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. That will bring his lifetime earnings to over $134 million”

    He can definitely teach Rosen a thing or two.

  16. The Cardinals have improved the online and if the running back is healthy that is good need for Arizona and their quarterbacks.

  17. The 2013s think Gabbert/Stanton > Bradford/Rosen. This is what happens when you are new to football.

  18. Helping me out a ton.

    Translation: This the proper way on how to wrap a knee, this is how you brace yourself for a concussion and this is the proper way to fall to the turf before assuming the fetal position.

  19. Stubborndata says sam bradford will be working at mcdonalds soon.

    When Bradford is out of the NFL the only thing Bradford and McDonalds might have in common is how many he owns. $134 mil buys a lot of investments or retirement time.

  20. “stubborndata says:
    June 24, 2018 at 11:00 am

    sam bradford will be working at mcdonalds soon”

    Is your location hiring?

  21. Josh Rosen could be the starter week 1, Wilks has said that multiple times. Being that there is no rush to get Rosen out on the field though I dont think Arizona will start him till week 4 or so, give him a chance to learn what all goes into an NFL game week, game planning etc before throwing him in. Bradford is going to have to be playing high at a very high level to keep Rosen on the bench all year. It wouldnt really surprise me to see Bradford play at a really high level though, because Bradford knows this is it, he has to stay healthy and play very well to earn a starting roster spot somewhere next season and keep these NFL sized pay checks rolling in.

  22. Bradford a top 5 qb when healthy? Whaaaaaat?? How many playoff games has he won? How many 40 TD seasons has he had? Because right now I’m picturing Brady, Rodgers, brees, roethisberger, oh i dunno, Russel wilson, Carson wentz, Alex Smith, Matt Stafford, and more, not all “elite” but I’d take all of them over a healthy Bradford.

    Outside of 2017 when he went “2-0” he has never had a winning record over the course of an NFL season. He has never thrown for 4000 yards in a season. He has never thrown for more than 21 TDS in a season. The guy is pedestrian. Even forgetting about his historic fragility, pedestrian.

  23. nflfollower says:
    June 24, 2018 at 5:22 pm
    Bradford a top 5 qb when healthy? Whaaaaaat?? How many playoff games has he won? How many 40 TD seasons has he had? Because right now I’m picturing Brady, Rodgers, brees, roethisberger, oh i dunno, Russel wilson, Carson wentz, Alex Smith, Matt Stafford, and more, not all “elite” but I’d take all of them over a healthy Bradford.

    Outside of 2017 when he went “2-0” he has never had a winning record over the course of an NFL season. He has never thrown for 4000 yards in a season. He has never thrown for more than 21 TDS in a season. The guy is pedestrian. Even forgetting about his historic fragility, pedestrian.
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    Look at the teams he’s been on. His Rams teams offensively were among the NFL’s least talented rosters, he had nothing really around him. He played well in PHI and MN, despite having one of the NFL’s worst O-Lines in MN that year with no run game he set the NFL record in completion percentage. I am no Bradford cheerleader, he’s not a top 5 QB, but he healthy he is right in that top 10-14 range and is an above-average QB and one of the best pure passers in the league. Bradford is a lot better than pedestrian, he is an above average NFL QB all day long, Bradfords problem has always been his health which is a shame because if he could just stay healthy he could be a very good NFL QB.

  24. GenXJ says:
    June 24, 2018 at 4:44 pm
    Idk why rosen is comparing himself to bradford.
    Sam was the 1st pick of his draft.
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    Did you read the article? Rosen didnt compare himself to Bradford, he complimented Bradford. Many believed Rosen was the best QB in this years draft, 99% of the reasons he fell in the draft had nothing to do with his talent as Rosen was far and away the best, most polished NFL ready QB in this draft & was touted as the most NFL ready best pure passer to come out of the draft since Andrew Luck. Arizona was extremely luck to land him and even luckier to land him without giving up much really at all. AZ owes CLV a thank you basket, because if CLV had taken Darnold Arizona never would of landed Rosen as he would be a Jet.
    Rosen has a better arm than Bradford and is just as accurate, when its all said and done Rosen will be a top 5-10 caliber QB. Rosen has everything you look for in a true pocket passer.

  25. officialgame says:
    June 24, 2018 at 1:08 pm
    That means he doesn’t consider you a threat unlike Carson Wentz who Sam didn’t help.

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    The reason Sam Bradford was mad that PHI drafted a QB 2nd overall was because at that point Sam Bradford still thought he was a franchise QB, the Eagles had just traded Nick Foles and a draft pick or two to the Rams for Bradford, he was under the impression he was going to be PHI’s QB for a while. Then draft time rolled around and they blind sided Sam Bradford taking Wentz #2 overall, Bradford was mad because he knew he was screwed and was quickly shipped out to MN not long after that.

    In Arizona its a totally different situation. Bradford was never under the illusion he was or would be Arizona’s long term answer at QB, he knew from jump-street he would be a bridge-QB which is why he was essentially signed to a 1YR/$20M (Only $15M Guaranteed) contract with a Team-Option for a 2nd year. He knew from the jump Arizona would be drafting a QB and very likely drafting a QB very high & also would be signing a long-term #2 Back-Up QB. Bradford wont be in Arizona beyond this season. Bradford needs a good season this year if he wants to get paid somewhere else next year.

  26. hawkkiller says:
    “Did you read the article?”

    Uh, I did.

    “rosen said, via AZCentral.com. “And I’m the same way.”

    Did you?

  27. Bradford is a one year rental and the reigns will be turned over to Rosen, maybe even sooner. The Cards are decent. I believe they had a top 7 D last year and they still have Fitz and David Johnson. Barring injuries or poor coaching by their rookie staff, the Cards could possibly go 8-8 this year. QB play will be key, as it is with all other teams.

  28. It’s funny how much people hate Bradford and Rosen. Like they have been personally wronged by both of them lol. They play a game that you pay to watch, live your life and let them live theirs.

  29. Team loyalty and manly friendship. Rare items in this day and age. Attitudes like this always win in the end. There is no cause to attach ridicule to them or sarcasm. It will all end well.

  30. stubborndata says:
    June 24, 2018 at 11:00 am

    sam bradford will be working at mcdonalds soon
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    with the amount of money Bradford has made, you have a better chance of working for Bradford as his water boy then him ever working at Mceedees

  31. Kam(closet Cardinals fan) I think you misplaced your comment and meant to put that on a Seahawk thread because that is about what you can expect from them this year.

  32. The Lesson; “What goes around, comes around”…. They are setting an example for us all. And is this not what we all aspire to be for our children, friends, community, etc.?

    Well done Sam & Josh…!!!

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