Cardinals (and their fans) should embrace Josh Rosen's fiery confidence

by Abel Hampton April 28, 2018, 15:02
Cardinals (and their fans) should embrace Josh Rosen's fiery confidence

"I was really, really angry", the always-blunt quarterback said after he was selected by the Cardinals with the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on Thursday night. The Arizona Cardinals traded up to No. 10 to take Rosen, whom many expected could go in the top five.

"I thought I should've been picked at 1, 2 or 3", Rosen told ESPN.com.

"Being political in the future, I'm not pulling for one side or the other", he said. I wasn't really showing it. I didn't try to put on a face. I think I may have taken it for granted if I got picked really high. "I have families, I have kids and if I don't play well and I don't pan out, people have to get new jobs", he said.

"I'm very real", he said.

"All I wanted to do was basically get on a plane right then and go straight to Arizona and start working".

"I think they're seriously underrated", Rosen said.

The former Bruin, who was heralded as the most "NFL ready" QB in the draft had to wait to hear his name called after Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield (1st overall to the Cleveland Browns), USC's Sam Darnold (3rd overall to the New York Jets) and Wyoming's Josh Allen (7th overall to the Buffalo Bills). But Rosen, who said he "obviously" wants to be the starter, doesn't plan on creating havoc internally. "There were three big mistakes ahead of me". The refreshing thing about Rosen is that while he might be outspoken, there's nothing manufactured about his personality - he says what's on his mind.

"There were nine mistakes made ahead of me, and I'm going to make sure, over the next decade or so, that they know they made a mistake". "It's nearly like a game-show atmosphere", Rosen said - and back to proving it on the field. I'm going to come in and I'm going to be respectful. Rosen is the last of the "Big Four" taken in the draft and he's going to compare himself to the other quarterbacks. While the Cardinals' choice of Rosen was widely praised, Oakland taking Miller garnered near-universal criticism.

"In theory, Rosen should get a chance to sit and learn behind Sam Bradford for a year or two, which gives Arizona the chance to build out some talent on its offensive line and receiver corps", The Ringer's Andy Kelly wrote.

The lead up and drop in the draft is not that dissimilar from Aaron Rodgers, who helped to mentor Rosen, and the comments aren't entirely different either. "I just want to win Super Bowls".

"I don't know, and I don't care".


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