Steve Wilks on QBs: Sam Bradford is Cardinals starter, however Josh Rosen can nonetheless win it | NFL


The Cardinals have needed to discover a new beginning quarterback since Carson Palmer retired in January, and coach Steve Wilks addressed the difficulty on Friday.

Arizona signed veteran quarterback Sam Bradford to a one-year deal in March, however the Cardinals additionally chosen Josh Rosen within the first spherical of final month’s draft. 

Although Wilks revealed Bradford is on the high of the depth chart, Rosen nonetheless has an opportunity at profitable the job.

“We’re pushing everyone to start out,” Wilks stated, per “I’ve acknowledged this a number of instances: Sam Bradford is our starter. We gotta go on the market with 11 guys and Sam’s going to be the primary man on the market. However everyone’s combating for a place, so I am not going to carry [Rosen] again in any respect.

“I need guys competing, I need guys combating for a beginning job. Whoever finally ends up profitable the place, that is who’s going to finish up taking part in.”

Bradford spent the previous two seasons with the Vikings, however solely performed in two video games in 2017 earlier than he underwent knee surgical procedure and was positioned on injured reserve in November. Based mostly on Wilks feedback, if Bradford can stay wholesome, he’ll possible be the starter.  

It is common for a workforce to face by its veteran quarterback, but additionally let a rookie show himself. notes, nevertheless, 20 of 27 first-round quarterbacks have began at the least eight video games of their rookie seasons throughout the previous 10 years.

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