Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen experienced his first practice with the team on Friday
In what hopefully will be just one of thousands of practices, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen had his first on Friday in Tempe. By accounts of the action, he seemed to look good once things got going.
Reports were he was a little erratic at the beginning of practice but that is to be expected. Remember your first day at work? This day was huge for both Rosen and the organization.
In a brief glimpse of the future, Rosen completed a 65-yard pass to the newest receiver of the group, Christian Kirk. Kirk was drafted in the second round by the Cardinals out of Texas A&M. He is also from the Valley.
That is a connection we all hope to see a lot of down the road. While Rosen had his first day, so did 60 other players trying to make the roster.
But right now all the focus is on Rosen, fair or not. Coach Steve Wilks reiterated that while Sam Bradford is their starter right now, there will be a lot of work done with Rosen to prepare him for his time.
Not an overall impressive play on that pass to Chase Edmonds but it was yet another glimpse of what is to come. Edmonds is expected to fight for the number two running back spot behind David Johnson.
It will be important for Rosen to become as familiar with his backs as much as his receivers. In the Cardinals case, the two will go hand in hand. Edmonds is versatile much like Johnson.
Not every moment we see with Rosen early on will be pretty. Mistakes will be made. This is the time to learn from mistakes. It is also the reason not to rush him into action.
It will be fun to watch him progress as the summer moves along. As exciting as it is, this is just day one. Let’s make sure the Cardinals get him where he needs to be before we start calling for him to be playing.