PHOENIX — Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen will start on Sunday. Sept. 30, for the Arizona Cardinals, who are looking to kick-start their season after losing their first three games.
Rosen, the team’s first-round draft pick, was named the starter on for the game against the Seattle Seahawks a day after entering the game against the Chicago Bears with 4:31 remaining. The Cardinals lost, 16-14.
“Josh plays with a lot of confidence,” Cardinals coach Steve Wilks told reporters on Monday. “I think he gives us the opportunity to be able to be successful. When you look at the situation when he went into the game — I didn’t have a problem putting him in at the time because again I know he’s very confident in what he’s doing . . . I think he handled it well. He went in, commanded the huddle, did a great job moving the ball.”
Rosen, 21, was the No. 2 quarterback behind Sam Bradford, who will become Rosen’s backup, Wilks said.
The son of Charles Rosen, an orthopedic surgeon, and Liz Lippincott, Rosen is not halachically Jewish. He said he attends both Jewish and Christian events.
A standout at UCLA, Rosen told the league’s online magazine earlier this year that a lot of the trash talk that was directed at him on the field during college was anti-Semitic.