Looking at the best collegiate performances from rookie Josh Rosen, the new starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals.
One day after making his debut, head coach Steve Wilks made rookie Josh Rosen the official starting quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals.
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In his debut, Rosen came in with his back against the wall, resulting in an interception, a pick-six that was called back, and a game-ending sack. Still, though, the move to go with Rosen now is totally justified: the team needs a spark at 0-3 and the rookie can use the experience for a (hopefully) more promising 2019 campaign. Plus, Sam Bradford, despite having his best game for the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3, has been wildly inconsistent this year.
Having said all of that, let’s take a peek at the best performances from Rosen’s three-year career at UCLA.
Josh Rosen’s 5 Best Performances at UCLA
September 5th, 2015 | (#13) UCLA 34, Virginia 16
In Rosen’s collegiate debut, he absolutely torched the Wahoos at home. Rosen completed 80 percent of his passes, complete with three passing touchdowns and zero picks. Rosen was the first true freshman to start for UCLA in over a decade.
Stat Line: 28-for-35, 351 Passing Yards, 3 Passing TDs, 0 Interceptions
September 26th, 2015 | (#9) UCLA 56, (#16) Arizona 30
This was Rosen’s fourth college game. He threw for two touchdowns and ran for another en route to a huge win over No. 16 Arizona. With the win, the Bruins shot up to a No. 7 overall ranking.
Stat Line: 19-for-26, 284 Passing Yards, 2 Passing TDs, 0 Interceptions, 1 Rushing TD
October 22nd, 2015 | UCLA 40, (#20) California 24
After his big game against Arizona, the Bruins dropped two games in a row and fell out of the national rankings. Luckily, Rosen pulled them up by their bootstraps against a nationally ranked California team to get them back in the Top 25. He threw three touchdowns without any interceptions in the game.
Stat Line: 34-for-47, 399 Passing Yards, 3 Passing TDs, 0 Interceptions