In the first part in a two-part series comparing the pros and cons of both Josh Rosen and Kyler Murray, we look at what makes Josh Rosen a promising prospect, and what he can work on.
In what is can be seen as anything but expected, the Arizona Cardinals might have a legitimate interest in Kyler Murray — an odd development when you consider that the Cardinals already has a young signal caller in Josh Rosen.
Rosen struggled in his only NFL season to date. He finished the year 3-10 as a starter, with 2,278 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, 14 interceptions, on a 55.2% completion rate, which is good for a quarterback rating of 66.7. While the numbers are the furthest thing from inspiring, Rosen flashed moments of greatness and leadership for the team despite playing under poor circumstances.
Rosen was sacked 45 times during the year, played for two different offensive coordinators, and was placed in an offense desperately seeking playmakers. That is not a situation that most young quarterbacks can thrive in, especially when you consider that he wasn’t even the starter going into the year.
Because the situation was so bad, Rosen still projects as a franchise quarterback, he was just unable to show exactly that in 2018. With that being said, let’s look into what can make Rosen a franchise quarterback, and the things that he needs to improve on in order to do so.