The Arizona Cardinals quarterback competition is expected to go down to the wire. There are three contenders vying for the job, and each brings a different skillset and background to the table. One is an eight-year NFL veteran and former No. 1 overall pick; one is a highly skilled rookie the team acquired in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft; and the final contender is a talented five-year veteran, who has yet to land a full-time starting job.
Odds courtesy of BetDSI as of August 6, 2018.
Mike Glennon (+1740)
Glennon is a longshot (at best) to win the Cardinals’ starting job in 2018. In fact, there is a chance he may not even be on Arizona’s roster when the regular season comes around (there are several teams in around the league in need of a veteran backup). Nevertheless, given Sam Bradford’s injury history and Josh Rosen’s inexperience, Glennon could be one injury away from being the Cardinals’ Week 1 starter.
Josh Rosen (+270)
Rosen, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, is the future in Arizona. He was widely considered to be the most pro-ready quarterback in the 2018 Draft, but the Cardinals aren’t in a situation where they need to rush him along. That said, if the former UCLA standout lights it up during the preseason, he could very well become a Week 1 starter as a rookie.
Sam Bradford (-320)
Bradford is the heavy favorite to open the season under center for the Cardinals. The veteran has plenty of experience as well as the mental acumen to pick up offensive coordinator Mike McCoy’s complex offensive scheme. He may simply be a placeholder until Rosen is deemed ready, but it would be surprising if the 2008 Heisman Trophy winner isn’t Arizona’s starter to open the 2018 season.
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