Josh Rosen knows his time in Arizona could be over.
The Cardinals quarterback addressed the rumors surrounding his future with the team, saying he knew the NFL was a business and him being traded wasn’t anything personal.
“I think (last) season probably went as poorly as it could possibly go,” Rosen said in an interview with SI TV. “But within that, I had an unbelievable time. …
“We won three games and each one of those wins, to me, felt like we won the Super Bowl, and that feeling is so intoxicating and that’s why I just want nothing more than to be part of a team next year and have the same opportunities to go out and compete.”
Rosen, who was selected at No. 10 overall by the Cardinals in last year’s draft, didn’t live up to the hype.
He threw for 2,278 passing yards and 11 touchdowns but was intercepted 14 times.
The Cardinals were 3-13 — worst in the NFL — and he was the starter in 13 games. Coach Steve Wilks was fired after only one season.
Many think that Kyler Murray, who has direct ties to new Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury, will be the No. 1 overall pick next week for the 2019 NFL Draft and that Rosen could be traded.
“I think when people talk about, ‘You can’t listen to criticism’ or ‘Don’t ever read articles’ you have to be aware of what’s going on to a certain extent, so I definitely understand the situation,” Rosen said of the trade rumors. “It’s annoying, but it is what it is. Football is a business and I definitely respect the higher-ups and their decision.”
The speculation that the Cardinals will pick Murray, along with the fact that the Cardinals didn’t include Rosen in their hype video for their schedule release Wednesday and he isn’t depicted on the team’s calendar, have many buzzing that the writing is on the wall and that Rosen will be leaving Arizona soon.
“I think the best advice I’ve ever gotten in life from so many different people is control what you can control, and whatever decisions are made, it’s my duty to prove them right if they keep me and prove them wrong if they ship me off,” Rosen said.
In an exclusive interview with SI TV, @josh3rosen opens up about his uncertain future with the Arizona Cardinals: “I definitely understand the situation… It is what it is, football’s a business” https://t.co/ioW1ifdLsV pic.twitter.com/L2Z9DPdfHz
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 18, 2019