While most NFL rookies are hesitant to toot their own horn, Arizona Cardinals signal-caller Josh Rosen has no such problem
Arizona Cardinals rookie Josh Rosen has a strong belief in himself. In fact, the club’s brand-new quarterback’s blatant honesty tends to rub some people in the wrong way. Many see Rosen as a self-assured kind of competitor, but there are also those who think he’s just extremely cocky.
Actually, Rosen is a breath of fresh air. Ask the former UCLA Bruin a question, and there’s a possibility that you’ll get an eyebrow-raising response. In just his first couple of days as a Cardinal, the 6’3″, 224 pounder has already offered up some very interesting quotes.
Some of the controversy has centered around Rosen’s place among his peers. The California native is convinced that he should’ve been the first quarterback selected in the 2018 draft. And he’s certainly not afraid to say it.
“There were nine mistakes ahead of me” remarked Rosen, not long after the Cardinals took him with the 10th pick. That kind of statement is a surefire way of alienating yourself from those nine individuals, and one that Rosen has already done a backpedal on. Well, sort of.
“Just the three quarterbacks”, Arizona’s new face of the franchise clarified during his introductory press conference. “That’s kind of what gets to me. There were three big mistakes ahead of me”.
Rosen also may have ruffled some feathers with his statement that he “dodged” being drafted by the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. That his tumble to the Cardinals at number 10 turned out to be a good thing. Those three organizations couldn’t have been thrilled by Rosen proclaiming himself “the luckiest man on Earth” for being drafted by Arizona, and not them.
Outsiders can think what they want of Rosen, but boring he will not be. A professional athlete who speaks his mind is a rare thing these days. Fasten your seat belts Cardinals fans, the fun with Rosen is just beginning.