When you take a look at Josh Rosen’s 2018 numbers, you automatically want to throw up.
11 touchdowns. 14 interceptions. Quarterback rating of 66.7.
You see a bust. You see a guy who can’t go a game without throwing a pick.
Except for the fact that. y’know — Terry Bradshaw, Troy Aikman, and Peyton Manning were all collectively terrible in their rookie years.
It’s not surprising either. Most of these young high picks are immediately thrust into the starting role on terrible rosters.
Rosen had no protection last season, and took a beating from the opposition. His one threat at receiver? 35-year-old Larry Fitzgerald.
But the fact remains, Rosen was drafted in the top 10 for a reason. He’s a franchise quarterback, and the Cardinals would be stupid to give up on him.
Now, let’s say Arizona does in fact do so. And Kliff Kinsgbury drafts his guy Kyler Murray (who has a personality of a rock).
Well, thanks for playing right into Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots’ hands.
Rosen can learn behind Tom Brady for two seasons, and be primed as the next chosen one under Coach B.
Rosen will have to swallow his pride to be a backup for two years, but long-term it benefits him greatly.
Rosen would be inheriting a well-oiled machine when Brady retires. Belichick would also stay as head coach to spite Brady, showing that he can win without Tom.
Rosen has a special arm. One that could prolong the Pats dynasty.
New England should make an offer for Rosen right now. His stock will never be lower.