Arizona Cardinals Jersey Countdown: History of No. 3
The Arizona Cardinals will be drafting their No. 1 overall pick very soon.
Can you taste it? Can you taste your favorite draft food as we get nearer to draft day? Whether it’s a nice cold beer and some pizza, or maybe you won’t be hungry because the Arizona Cardinals messed up their first draft pick. Who knows? We stand three days away from finally figuring out what the team intends to do with the top selection.
Our latest jersey in our countdown was the infamous No. 4. Fan favorites like Kevin Kolb, Phil Dawson, and Shaun King have worn this jersey. Did you get the sarcasm there right? Okay, good.
Our next jersey has had far more success thanks to a recent quarterback. Before we get to him, let’s go back to 1989.
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Timm Rosenbach was a draft selection for the Phoenix Cardinals in the 1989 supplemental draft. The team thought highly of the signal caller from Washington State that they used the second overall pick in that supplemental draft to take him. Rosenbach saw some time as a rookie making one start, but only completed 9/22 passes, no scores, and one pick. He earned the starting job in 1990 starting in all 16 games posting a 5-11 record. He threw 3098 yards that season which was good for ninth in the NFL. He was the youngest player to crack the top 10. His 16 touchdowns put him at 13th in the league.
Rosenbach had promise, but a knee injury suffered during training camp of before the 1991 season was a sign of things to come. Rosenbach was let go by the Cardinals after the 1992 season. He played in the CFL for the 1993 and 1994 seasons, before trying the NFL one more time with the Saints in 1995. Rosenbach currently serves as the offensive coordinator at Montana.
Nick Novak wore the jersey in 2005. Novak had a relatively successful career for the San Diego Chargers, before going to Houston, and ultimately the Chargers once again when they move to Los Angeles.
Derek Anderson joined the party in 2010. Anderson had a rough season with the Arizona Cardinals, posting a 2-7 season as a starter. Anderson currently serves as a backup for the Bills. Thankfully he did leave us with this.
Jay Feely wore it before Palmer’s arrival. Palmer was a perfect fit for Bruce Arians offense. Palmer recorded one of the best W/L records in team history, going 38-21-1 over his tenure with 12 of those losses coming in his final two seasons. Palmer easily goes down as one of the best in team history.
Currently, the jersey is worn by Josh Rosen. Rosen is now in the midst of rumors circulating around the team and Kyler Murray this upcoming Thursday. Will the team keep Rosen? Who knows. But after a poor debut season, some fans prefer the Murray route.
The Arizona Cardinals should rush the card to the commissioner. That way us fans can stop going crazy about who is going to be the top selection this April. Stick with Raising Zona for all your Arizona Cardinals draft needs.