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Bleacher Report projects Josh Rosen to get 10 starts in 2018

The rookie signal caller starting over half of the Arizona Cardinals games? Good, bad or indifferent?

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As the NFL season crawls closer and closer, the question on everyone’s mind will continue to be how much we see rookie quarterback Josh Rosen.

With the addition of Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon, the thought would be that the Cardinals have a strong quarterback room and won’t need to hurry Rosen along. However, as has been the case since the signing of Bradford and Glennon, national media is looking to anyone else to step up.

Bleacher Report is no different:

“...neither of those experienced signal-callers enters their current situation with ringing endorsements which creates a greater opportunity for the rookie to start sooner rather than later. Bradford only played two games last season due to a chronic knee issue, while Glennon failed to move the Chicago Bears offense.”

The critiques are fair if not mostly accurate.

Glennon was abysmal in a bad situation in Chicago last year and has never consistently produced wins as a starter.

Meanwhile, Bradford is Mr. Glass. He is a good quarterback when healthy, but that caveat has more strings attached than it does for most others.

So, as B/R puts it, Rosen was not only a good draft choice, but a necessary one:

Their previous histories place a little more emphasis on Rosen’s acquisition, since he was viewed as the most prepared to play at the next level coming out of college.

That’s what sets Rosen up to be not just a good quarterback in the future, but a potential starter in 2018:

As a result, Rosen could take over the offense at any moment. His mindset coupled with Bradford’s injury history and Glennon’s inefficiency could quickly create a new organizational direction.

What do you think?

How many games does Josh Rosen start in 2018?


How many games does Josh Rosen start in 2018?

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