It has been over a decade since the Arizona Cardinals invested an early pick in a quarterback, now they have done it again with Josh Rosen as they moved up from the 15th pick to the 10th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
It didn’t cost too much either, giving up picks 15, 79 and 152.
The reaction from around Twitter was quite striking as the fans from LA and now Arizona Cardinals fans were beyond excited for Josh Rosen and the Cardinals and Rosen is ready to get to work.
Motivated beyond words...let’s go win championships, @AZCardinals. #BeRedSeeRed— Josh Rosen (@josh3rosen) April 27, 2018
Notice the key to Rosen’s statement... Championships... Plural... As in multiple.
Can’t wait to throw to @LarryFitzgerald all off-season! Looking good @EAMaddenNFL #EASponsored #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/x4Wl273LBD— Josh Rosen (@josh3rosen) April 27, 2018
The best passer in this draft, and that's not disputed by many, is the quarterback who's going to be at least the 4th QB drafted.. That's crazy. These teams will regret it. Josh Rosen can ball and he's going to remember this.— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) April 27, 2018
Josh Rosen could've been a Jet. Could've been a Brown. Could've been a Bill.— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) April 27, 2018
Instead, he'll go to Arizona, throw the ball to Larry Fitzgerald, and hand it off to David Johnson.
The @AZCardinals jump up to grab Josh Rosen. I believed he was the most polished QB in the draft and he is playing in the perfect spot in Arizona. They have a dynamic RB1 and a veteran WR1. If they can get a few pass catchers, Rosen will light it up in AZ. #NFLDraft— Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks) April 27, 2018
Josh Rosen is the best quarterback in this draft.— Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) April 27, 2018
Remember that time Jim Mora Jr told everyone he was too stupid to coach Josh Rosen?— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) April 27, 2018
Josh Rosen is not the fourth best QB in this draft...perceptions, fueled by his own college head coach Mora, have seemingly really hurt him..he's too smart?..he asks too many questions?...that's a bad thing?...crazy..— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) April 27, 2018
Josh Rosen on being drafted 10th: “There were nine mistakes ahead of me.”— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) April 27, 2018
Josh Rosen quotes are gold— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) April 27, 2018
I’m so all in on Josh Rosen https://t.co/eqSpuIQNP0— Matty 3-Putts (@mattyshaw14) April 27, 2018
I'm a very big fan of Josh Rosen talking all the shit https://t.co/DiRBW5OIte— Marcos Baez (@MarkyMark913) April 27, 2018
I think the Arizona Cardinals are the winners of this draft.— Evan Render (@evanrender) April 27, 2018
Josh Rosen will be the face of that franchise for years to come, and then didn't have to give up much to move up.
Oh and they have David Johnson to pair up with him..
I LOVE JOSH ROSEN! I’M OFFICIALLY ALL IN ON THIS DUDE. https://t.co/5k86mpWt1K— Nicky Football (@ESPN580Nick) April 27, 2018
He’ll use it at motivation and prove everyone wrong..— Damon Kecman (@DownWithDamon) April 27, 2018
I’d be furious if I dropped for the reasons Josh Rosen did... https://t.co/adzIDAiWF1
Josh Rosen, "I was pissed off...but happy when Az took me and I wanted to get on a plane now and go there and work out" #NFLdraft #DFWSportsbeat pic.twitter.com/LUPjquJsuW— Brady Tinker (@DFWSportsbeat) April 27, 2018
Josh Rosen's parent were both Ivey League graduates and his grandpa founded Wharton School of Business (they said something like that I think?)— Steve M (@NYSportsGuy210) April 27, 2018
Ravens should draft Josh Jackson.
LET JOSH ROSEN COOK https://t.co/Yrs21XvdVE— Colin Durant (@CGDurant) April 27, 2018
Rosen has an edge to him, it rubs some the wrong way, but if you are a fan, you’ll love him. He is cocky and arrogant and believes in himself, but for a good reason. He has been an extremely talented football player for a long time.
This is what the Cardinals needed, this is what Rosen needed, it looks like a perfect marriage.