Predicting each NFL teams starting quarterback on opening day 2019

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Arizona Cardinals: Josh Rosen

Of all of the rookie quarterbacks to play this season, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen ranks at the bottom of the list. Rosen suffered tons of growing pains in 2018, resulting in a league worse 3-13 record for the Cardinals.

Rosen first came in during Week 3 and went 3-10 in his following 13 starts. When playing, Rosen completed 55 percent of his passes for 2,278 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. To say Rosen struggled in his rookie year would be an understatement.

Arizona coach Steve Wilks lasted just one season with the Cardinals, and the hope for them is to get a coach that can help bring Rosen along as a quarterback. That and surrounding Rosen with more talent, especially on the offensive line, should be Arizona’s top priorities this offseason.

Obviously, one year is too small of a sample size to judge a young quarterback, but if Rosen shows no signs of progression in 2019, then the Cardinals must wonder if they made a mistake moving up to draft him out of UCLA.

Rosen will be the guy in Arizona when the 2019 season begins, and it will be a very big year for the 22-year old. Any signs of progress will be a huge sigh of relief for the Cardinals and their fans. But a step back or no progress at all will warrant plenty of worries down in the desert.