The Arizona Cardinals face the New Orleans Saints on Friday night with Josh Rosen getting another good look
It wasn’t the debut Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen probably hoped for but it was alright enough. He went 6-13 for 41-yards on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Chargers.
The biggest issue wasn’t the low production. The biggest issue for Rosen was that he never had a chance to produce.
The backup offensive line had trouble protecting him. Although Rosen was never officially sacked, he was constantly under pressure.
Part of that pressure was the fault of backup center Daniel Munyer. He kept shooting low snaps in the shotgun to him.
On Monday, head coach Steve Wilks said although starting quarterback Sam Bradford will play more than the one series he did against the Chargers, Rosen will also get some playing time with the first unit. I say that’s a coach that learns quickly.
After seeing Bradford get protection and seeing the first unit offensive line open up gaping holes for running back David Johnson, we all need to know what can Rosen do given all that.
Some fans took to social media and fans around me at the game at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday all felt Rosen should be given a shot with the first unit. Message heard.
How much time Rosen will actually get with the first unit remains to be seen. Given that Bradford is expected to play longer and that it is just the second preseason game, Rosen may only get a series or two with the first unit.
Whatever may be the case, it is an improvement over what we got to see in the first game. The other thing will be though this time the Cardinals are on the road in The Superdome in New Orleans.
I think after Friday night, we will get a better sense of where Rosen is at this point. Expect to see good things happen against the Saints.