Cardinals' Rosen impresses with 1st-team reps
With current starter Sam Bradford getting the day off Tuesday and backup Mike Glennon leaving practice early with an illness, Rosen got his chance with the first team and impressed both his new teammates and head coach Steve Wilks.
"Josh looked great today," Wilks said to ESPN's Josh Weinfuss. "Some of his timing and his throws with the quarterback and tight ends I thought were right on point."
"He stepped in the huddle and had a lot of pizzazz," Cardinals left tackle D.J. Humphries added. "He didn't seem like he was choked up at all. Voice didn't crack none. He wasn't talking low. He was excited. He was asserting himself into the huddle, and I was pretty excited to see that."
Wilks also expressed confidence that Rosen will be able to learn the Cardinals' playbook swiftly as the summer marches forward.
"I really don't think it's going to take him long just for a mere fact that he's extremely smart, very intelligent," he said. "And, most importantly, he puts the time and effort in. I think with him working with (quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich) - with the rookies, we can keep those guys a little longer, as far as time frame as far as meetings - I think he's going to be able to pick it up quickly."
It certainly seems like Rosen could challenge for the starting role under center during the regular season, even with Bradford in the mix.
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