There’s a new starting quarterback this week for the Arizona Cardinals
The Sam Bradford era has seemingly come to an end. What a three weeks it was for the Arizona Cardinals quarterback.
Now Bradford will give way to rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. After week one everyone called for Rosen, it was too early. Week two brought more of the same, too early.
Week three started off great for Bradford but the last three possessions were just plain awful. Two interceptions and a fumble against the Chicago Bears en route to blowing a 14-0 lead and turning it into a 16-14 loss.
I was against Rosen coming in this early in the season. It felt like we needed to give Bradford a chance to get out of September at the very least.
The play was just so bad and after hearing Rosen was being prepped to possibly play against the Bears, three consecutive turnovers were the breaking point. Head coach Steve Wilks said he brought Rosen in with 4:31 left to provide a spark.
Certainly would have been nice to see Rosen enter the game a little earlier. However now that his fee are wet, this was the right decision.
There will be no turning back. Rosen will be the starter from here on out as long as he stays healthy. With the way the Cardinals history has been, this is no guarantee.
However now the bigger question will be whether the Cardinals make Bradford the number two or do they give Mike Glennon that chance? The right move right now would be to keep Bradford as the number two.
It is going to be a fun remaining 13 weeks to see what Rosen can do. He will do some great things. He will also make mistakes. We will need to accept and embrace both.
There was just no other decision once Rosen saw action. At 0-3 the Cardinals have nothing to lose, other than football games of course, so why not? The pressure is off, so now just execute and be better than what we saw in the first three weeks.