As the offseason progresses, the opinions on the Arizona Cardinals will vary.
We’ll see some national writers buy into what they are trying to do, we’ll see some shake their heads and wonder why they hired a “failed college coach” to run their team.
ESPN recently dropped their NFL Experts Answering 2019 offseason’s biggest questions and the Arizona Cardinals were a frequent topic.
We’ll take a look at a number of those topics and how the Cardinals played in, but the first one is a good one.
Which 2018 rookie will make the biggest jump in Year 2?
Mina Kimes, NFL writer: Josh Rosen, QB, Cardinals. It can’t get worse, right? I thought Rosen showed flashes of potential early, but the Cardinals’ porous offensive line and lack of weaponry hindered his development. I’m not sure if he’ll take a Jared Goff-style leap under new coach Kliff Kingsbury, but I imagine Rosen will take a few steps forward in the new offense.
While a Goff style leap would be huge for the Cardinals, any marked improvement from Rosen in year two will undoubtedly lead to an upward swing for the Arizona Cardinals. It would also put to bed the questions about Rosen moving forward as the man, at least through the next couple of seasons.
Some other names mentioned with NFC West slants included Dante Pettis of the 49ers from Matt Bowen and Rashaad Penny of the Seahawks from Dan Graziano.
What do you think? Is Rosen primed for a big leap in 2019?