For all the bad, there was a singular light shining through the darkness, showing a way for the future. That is Josh Rosen.
The folks over at Pro Football Focus came out with their grades from the game and guess who was the highest graded player? That’s right, Josh Rosen.
Yet, not even the biggest believer in Rosen could believe how well he played in his first career start.
The Cardinals didn't get the win yesterday, but Josh Rosen gave them plenty of reason for hope for optimism. pic.twitter.com/1EnlUlze8k— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) October 1, 2018
87.1 is a great score for any singular player, no matter their status or how long they have been in the league, but Rosen’s score was quite astounding.
Rosen’s 87.1 PFF grade is the highest grade by any rookie quarterback this season, yes over any of Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold or Josh Allen.
That is something to hang your hat on if you are Rosen, but it is also something great for the Cardinals moving forward.
No matter what happened in that game, the drops, the inconsistent pass blocking, the befuddling play calls, Rosen rose above it all and produced a strong outing.
So far, so good.