There has been some debate on the overall performance from Josh Rosen in his rookie campaign.
The reality is that playing quarterback is hard, maybe the hardest thing to do in any sports.
So, when you rate Josh Rosen’s overall play you have to take into account how hard it is and where he stands amongst his peers.
One thing we have seen Rosen struggle with is pressure.
This season, Rosen is the third worst quarterback in terms of passer rating against the blitz.
The names that are worse than him, that’s what really shines the light on how hard it is to play quarterback.
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That’s right, maybe the greatest quarterback to ever play the game, Tom Brady, is worse than Rosen against the blitz.
That’s the entire reality of the position, playing quarterback is hard. Maybe that’s over simplifying the situation, but when it comes to quarterback, playing against the blitz and dealing with pressure this shows how much work goes into the position but also how hard it will be for Rosen to get to a high level.
Rosen’s struggles with the blitz are something to expect as a rookie, they’re also compounded by the fact that the Cardinals offensive line resembles Swiss cheese, but there is hope for growth.
There’s also the reality that being great against the blitz may never be consistent, and if he turns out like that Brady guy, no one will care.