A second first-round pick signed his rookie deal on Thursday. The Cardinals reached an agreement with quarterback Josh Rosen, the team announced, on the eve of Arizona’s rookie minicamp.
Rosen follows Redskins defensive lineman Da’Ron Payne in agreeing to terms with his team. Rosen signed the customary four-year rookie accord, one that contains a 2022 option year.
The Cardinals have been looking for a bit now for their next franchise quarterback, and Rosen will be expected to give Sam Bradford a strong push for the job this season. The UCLA product was viewed by most as this class’ most polished passer and one that will need the shortest acclimation process before seeing game action.
Interestingly, Rosen follows Patrick Mahomes as the No. 10 pick. The Cardinals were rumored to be interested in trading up for Mahomes, but they’ll now being paying their quarterback a salary customary for that draft slot. Mahomes’ Chiefs deal was worth $16.425MM over four years, so Rosen’s pact will come in north of that ($17.6MM with a $10.9MM signing bonus, per Joel Corry of CBS Sports, Twitter link) but south of 2018 peers Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold and Josh Allen.
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