They know that when he does return, he will show up playing like an MVP.
In an alternate reality, fans are waiting to see when the team will move on from Josh Rosen.
Rosen came back into national attention Thursday night when he stepped in at quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons and proceeded to throw a pick-six.
Plenty of NFL fans may have had no idea he had found yet another team.
For Cardinals fans, it was a reminder that the bold move in the 2019 NFL Draft paid off.
Starting to feel like Kyler Murray over Josh Rosen was the right call. pic.twitter.com/tm2ofiomCo
— Texansfan04 (@nflmemes777) November 19, 2021
A Refresher On The 2019 Draft
The Cardinals used the No. 10 overall pick on Rosen in 2018.
He looked terrible and the Cardinals finished 3-13, which was good enough to land the No. 1 overall pick in 2019.
The franchise decided to start over with Kliff Kingsbury in 2019 and he wanted Murray.
They made the pick and shipped Rosen to Miami for some draft picks.
Aikman says that Josh Rosen would still be QB for Arizona if not for Kyler Murray and then proceeds the throw a pick 6 lol #TNF
— Chris Bertrand (@bertchr22) November 19, 2021
At the time, it was clear the Cardinals wasted their 2018 first-round pick on Rosen.
But accepting that reality after one year has paid off in a huge way.
Murray is playing like an MVP this season, while Rosen is making his tour of the NFL at only 24 years old.
It is hard to give up on a first-round quarterback so soon, but it is rare to land in the situation the Cardinals did.
Murray was there for the taking and passing up on him was just not an option.
The move paid off and while Murray looks to be a long-term fit in Arizona, Rosen is just trying to hold down a job in one place for more than a few weeks.