The Arizona Cardinals wasted little time in bringing their first round pick in, as the team announced they have signed Josh Rosen to a four-year contract.
From the team:
The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has signed UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, the team’s first-round (10th overall) selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, to a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Rosen (6-4, 218) was a three-year starter at UCLA and appeared in 30 games, completing 712-of-1,170 pass attempts for 9,340 yards and 59 touchdowns in his college career. A Manhattan Beach, CA native, Rosen threw for 300+ yards 17 times and 400+ yards six times in his career, setting UCLA records for 300-yard passing games and the most games in school history with 350+ passing yards (10). He threw at least one touchdown pass in 28 of his 30 career games, had multiple touchdown passes in 17 games and at least three touchdown passes in 10 games. As a junior in 2017, Rosen started all 11 games and completed 282-of-452 passes (62.6%) for 3,756 yards and 26 touchdowns. He led the Pac-12 in passing yards per game (341.5) and total offense per game (332.6).
Rosen’s contract, per Over the Cap, will have a total four-year value of $17,597,760 with his annual salary $4,399,440 with over $11 million in a signing bonus.
If the Cardinals pick up Rosen’s fifth-year option, which is all but a certainty if Rosen gives them any type of production at quarterback, it would see a huge rise in salary.
For a quarterback picked in the top ten, the fifth-year option is worth $20,922,000.
Of course, the Cardinals can control that if they choose to extend Rosen for a longer period and likely higher salary per year cost when the time comes.
No matter what, the Cardinals have Rosen under control for the next four seasons.
The Cardinals have their quarterback.