Josh Rosen goes with No. 3

Posted by Darren Urban on April 27, 2018 – 3:21 pm

Carson Palmer retired, meaning the No. 3 was now available. And that fits perfectly with first-round pick Josh Rosen — who picked the number Friday.

“It’s what I wore in college, and it’s just kind of been a lucky number for me,” Rosen said. “Count to three … I don’t know. Three has just kind of been with me my whole life.”

Rosen also has a connection to Palmer, at least from afar.

“I looked up to Carson,” Rosen said. “When he played for the Bengals, him and Chad Johnson or Ochocinco, were two of my favorite players. It’s an honor to wear his jersey. Hopefully I can do him proud.”

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29 Responses to “Josh Rosen goes with No. 3”

  1. By JCH on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    Niceee pick for the cardinals!

  2. By JCH on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    Come on bird gang! WE SHOULD GET CHRISTIAN KIRK! 😛

  3. By JCH on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply


  4. By JTDG on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply


    Why did the cards take so long to exercise the option on Humphries?
    Is it pretty normal to go this long?

  5. By Darren Urban on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    JTDG —

    RE: Option

    It’s just paperwork. Deadline isn’t until the 3rd. I wouldn’t read anything into it.

  6. By Coach K on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    Keim is on fire.

    Christian Kirk is in the house. Yes, Yes, YES.

    Let’s look for Offensive Tackle or Cornerback with pick #97 of
    round three.

    Keep it going SK

    Great job.

  7. By JTDG on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    Love , Love , Love the second round pick. Christian Kirk.

    OK, they got Rosen a weapon. They also finally got a punt returner. This guy can really help in the kicking game with his returns.

    Working the slot, he can bounce Fitz back outside. great route runner. With a QB who can put the ball where he wants and a receiver who runs great routes, they got something here.

    3rd round – center ? guard ? tackle ? CB ?

  8. By Steve W on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    And… DONE! Was hoping Kirk would fall to us.

  9. By JTDG on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    3rd round, could the cards take a chance?

    Holton Hill is a very good CB. Big, long, fast. He could have been a late first or early 2nd rounder but has off the field issues . He was suspended for 2017.

    But the kid can play. Think Richard Sherman on the field, but who is he off the field. Is he DWash? Can he be trusted ?

    If the cards do the homework and say take a chance, this guy could be a good CB2.

  10. By NJAzCardsFan on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    Darren- If Josh Rosen wasn’t available, do you think they would have selected Lamar Jackson???

  11. By Darren Urban on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    NJAz —

    RE: QB

    I do not.

  12. By Patrick on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    A bridge qb1 ✅ (Bradford)
    Veteran Qb backup ✅ (Glennon)
    Release Adrian Peterson ✅
    Resolve HB contract ✅
    Sign inside LB ✅ (Bynes)
    Improve O-line ✅ (Andre Smith)
    Improve O-line interior ✅ (Pugh)
    Resolve Iupati contract ✅
    Resolve Veldheer contract ✅
    Draft QB of future preferably round 1 but definitely in first 2 rounds.✅ (Rosen)
    Sign / Draft WR2 ✅ (Kirk) or Chad Williams
    Sign WR depth ✅ (Butler + UDFA’s TBD)
    To do list:
    Sign Fullback
    Sign TE depth
    Sign CB2
    Sign slot CB
    Improve Interior D line

  13. By creditcard on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    Cards picked WR Christian Kirk. Kirk along with C Williams, and of course, Larry the Legend — the WR room s/b formidable with a couple of future long-term pieces in place.

    Now m/b a couple of defensive players, and solid linemen

    So far, so good in the draft. Two areas of need, two areas addressed

  14. By dobie on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    Josh you got picked why does it matter what spot you got picked all you got to prove that your the man a lot a good players got picked down the line

  15. By creditcard on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    Dang, Nate Sheppard got picked in the 3rd by the Jets.

    CB’s to consider: Issac Yladom, and later in round 6 Taron Johnson from Weber State.

    Safety to consider: Tavarious Moore

    Shaquille Griffin OLB, still available

  16. By Coach K on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    Looking for any of these guys in round three.

    Tim Settle, DT
    TreQuan Smith, WR
    Tyrell Crosby, OT
    Mark Andrews, TE
    Parry Nickerson, CB

  17. By Dan Nicholson on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    RE: Holten Hill
    I had not heard of him. Where did he play college ball before having troubles? If he is that good and Cards have recently checked him out and all is good why not a 2nd chance. What are his measurablles?

  18. By creditcard on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    So far:

    Need: QB Rosen ++++++++++++++++++

    Need WR Kirk ++++++++++++++++++

    Need OL Cole Not sure? Seems like a reach.

    Tomorrow, go small school studs, need defensive players

  19. By Brandon on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    Darren do you know if the cardinals have any interest in quenton meeks?

  20. By Darren Urban on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    Brandon —

    RE: Meeks

    No idea.

  21. By JTDG on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    Alright, the cards come back with a lineman.

    Mason Cole is a guy who could back up at a few spots and challenge AQ Shipley at center.

    It’s a solid pick.

    In the first 3 picks;

    1. Josh Rosen at QB was a homerun. Forget QB of the future. We know who Bradford is. Can’t wait for the Rosen era to begin.

    2. Christian Kirk, a Scottsdale guy coming home. Love this guy. If he did nothing but return punts, he would help this team, but he is a good receiver who can be electric with the ball in his hands. One of his nicknames was baby Beckham.
    This guy will be fun to watch.

    3. Mason Cole is a guy who can play center, guard and tackle. If he is only a back up , he gives versatility as a back up. But he could challenge as a starting center.

    A late 4 and 6 will be looking at guys who hopefully make the team.

    So, now I got to wonder how they address the obvious hole at CB2. Could we see a return of DRC ? Maybe Bashaud Breeland ? Do you trade for Mackensie Alexander since the vikings drafted another CB? Do you see if Davon House gets released by Green Bay ? Or trade to get EJ Gaines from Cleveland as he seems like the odd man out with Denzel Ward drafted ?

    Marcus Williams or Brandon Williams are not the answers. It will be interesting to see what Keim does.

  22. By JTDG on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    Although, at CB ,

    I still believe if they go D’Montre Wade from tiny Murray State could be that CB .

    I think Holton Hill could come in and start day one, but he might be DWash.

    Because these guys have risk, they need to figure out that CB2 spot with a vet.

  23. By Coach K on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply


    Funny, earlier you said center, guard or tackle.

    With Mason Cole they get all three. LOL

    You nailed that one.

    Keim is killing it in this draft. Cole could be our new starting center
    if the competition is open as Wilks has promised.

    Hope we an get a Defensive Tackle and Corner tomorrow.

  24. By JTDG on Apr 27, 2018 | Reply

    Dan Nicholson

    Holton Hill – He played at Univ of Texas. He is 6’2 and 200lbs., good speed. very physical.

    Here is a story. He was projected early as a first rounder.

  25. By clssylssy on Apr 28, 2018 | Reply

    I think the Mason Cole pick was a smart choice. Many of our fans probably won’t be that impressed but, this kid is another really intelligent player who was a starter at Michigan as a freshman, which is no small accomplishment in a school like that. The fact that he is versatile and can play three positions on the line makes him even more of an asset, although I believe his role as a Center is going to be where his real value lies.
    Our 0-line has never really been addressed and I think that now that we have our QB, having a Center who he can build a chemistry with from the beginning will pay big dividends for years to come and perhaps this was the thought behind this pick. AQ was Carson’s guy, the Center he was comfortable with, but who was very limited and who, we all knew was not a longterm answer. Boehm is another cerebral guy, but was not really developed and perhaps will make an excellent backup or alternative insurance policy with some work with the new coaching staff. The chemistry between the Center and the QB is of critical importance so, I really like where this seems to be going in beginning to build our 0-line up for the future starting with a Center for our new franchise QB. They are both young, extremely intelligent young guys who should be able to relate well and build a lasting chemistry. In the first few days we saw a lot of teams drafting “maulers” and hopefully, we can start going that route as we build toward the future b/c I think all teams are recognizing the physicality of the game and the value in these less sexy players who will protect the QB and essentially holds the season’s fate in their hands.
    There were a number of TEs I fell in love with in this draft and was salivating over but realize we had more pressing needs with limited resources. Nonetheless, I have to wonder if possibly Antonio Gates might be a consideration as somebody with a history with Mike McCoy, who is a solid player/future HOFer and might be a good bridge to provide Veteran leadership in that room. Greshem is on IR and his return point seems rather uncertain at this time, not to mention his horrible contract implications. Gates is a much better player and might be open to playing for his old coach,on a one year deal if he doesn’t retire?
    I have a feeling that we will go defense with our remaining picks and hopefully we can get a Daryl Washington type linebacker, big D-linemen, or our Corner since it seems that’s what we are going to be facing and need to keep our defense top tier.
    This is the first draft in forever, that I’ve really enjoyed and have to hand it to the FO for all their good work!

  26. By creditcard on Apr 28, 2018 | Reply

    I read some of the above posts about Mason Cole, and even though I’ve never heard of him, I think getting a versatile O-line that plays smart — is a good choice. Plus, these picks reveal the Cards offensive plan: Need a QB, need someone he can throw to, and need someone who can protect him.

    This is all good — a plan is being implemented.

  27. By MdCards4Life on Apr 28, 2018 | Reply

    apparently Mason Cole has never missed a practice let alone a game. Set school record of starting 51 consecutive games in a pro style offense. plays every position at the o line. he is tough and durable. smart pick up.

  28. By Scott H on Apr 29, 2018 | Reply

    Good to see the number 3 will be flying high for the Cardinals again! Seems to be some good karma there. Maybe a QB wearing #3 for this team will be the guy that makes it happen for this team.

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