Josh Rosen becomes first top-10 pick to sign rookie deal
Without taking a single snap at rookie minicamp, Josh Rosen has made himself a very, very wealthy man.
The former UCLA quarterback and No. 10 overall pick at this year’s NFL Draft became the first player selected in the top-10 to sign their rookie contract on the eve of Cardinals rookie minicamp Thursday.
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) May 11, 2018
Rosen signed a typical rookie four-year deal with a team-option for the fifth year, worth about $17.84 million along with an approximate $11 million signing bonus.
“It’s been a long couple of months,” Rosen told Cardinals’ reporter Darren Urban. “Finally, we get to get back to some actual football.”
Rosen will likely be able to capitalize on his selection position come 2022 if the Cardinals decide to pick up the fifth-year option, as quarterbacks chosen in the top 10 have their salary skyrocket to nearly $21 million.
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— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) May 10, 2018
Cardinals rookie training camp begins Friday.