ARIZONA CARDINALS

Cardinals HC Steve Wilks to watch tape before choosing starting QB

Sep 23, 2018, 6:04 PM | Updated: 9:41 pm

Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks pauses on the sideline during the second half of an NFL fo...

Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks pauses on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

(AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

After quarterback Sam Bradford committed three turnovers in the second half and the Bears went on a 16-0 run to take the lead, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen made his rookie debut.

Rosen, who entered the game with less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, failed to score in either of his two drives.

Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks is uncertain about who will start at quarterback going forward.

We’re going to evaluate Josh as well as Sam,” he said. “We’ll watch the tape and we’ll see exactly what i want to do for us moving forward.”

He’ll have two versions of Bradford to observe.

Bradford’s statline was remakable in his first three drives of the game, going 4-for-5 with 92 yards and two touchdowns.

It’s worth noting that many of those throws, including both touchdowns, went to wide-open receivers.

Over the rest of the game, Bradford went 9-for-14 with 65 yards.

He threw two interceptions in the third quarter and then fumbled while running the ball in the fourth quarter, which allowed the Bears to get possession and make a go-ahead field goal.

There was 4:31 left in the game.

“I felt like we needed a spark,” Wilks said. “We got out to an early start, 14 points, got a little stagnant there, and I wanted to try to spark the team.”

Enter the No. 10 pick in the NFL draft.

Like Bradford, there were two sides to Rosen’s performance.

Thrown straight into the fire to lead a Cardinals comeback, Rosen completed his first two passes and displayed some accuracy and arm strength. However, he also overthrew a receiver and underthrew another that resulted in an interception.

Play calling didn’t help him. On third-and-two with two minutes left, the Cardinals elected to hand the ball off to running back Chase Edmonds instead of David Johnson, who lost three yards.

On a fourth-and-five, Rosen threw an interception.

He also nearly threw a pick-six that was only called back because of an offside penalty.

Wilks called the rookie “inconsistent,” but praised him for playing in the situation he was in.

“Under the circumstances right there, being thrown into the game at that time, I thought he did well,” Wilks said.

Rosen walked away from the game without a win, but he got NFL experience.

“I guess you could say (I’m) kinda content that I got to get out there and sort of understand that, kind of get the feel of a real NFL game, but I definitely could play a lot better so I’m looking forward to getting better in the weeks to come,” he said.

Now the question becomes: At 0-3, will the Cardinals turn to the apparent quarterback of the future? Or will they stick with the man they paid big money this offseason?

Arizona Cardinals defensive back Bene' Benwikere, left, breaks up a pass intended for Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson, right, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey (1) celebrates his field goal against the Arizona Cardinals with Patrick Scales (48) and Dion Sims (88) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey (1) boots a field goal against the Arizona Cardinals with the help of holder Pat O'Donnell (16) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks, left, shouts instructions as Patrick Peterson (21) listens during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey (1) celebrates his go-ahead field goal against the Arizona Cardinals with Pat O'Donnell (16) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Chicago Bears defensive back Sherrick McManis (27) celebrates his interception against the Arizona Cardinals with Bryce Callahan, left, during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals fan Dwayne Anderson, right, throws a football in front of State Farm Stadium prior to an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford throws a pass as he warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) talks with Bears head coach Matt Nagy, right, prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard runs with the ball as he warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson stretches out with teammates prior to an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona Cardinals tight end Ricky Seals-Jones runs with the ball for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford (9) hands off the ball to running back David Johnson (31) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack (52) makes a tackle on Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) with help from Danny Trevathan (59) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona Cardinals tight end Ricky Seals-Jones (86) celebrates his touchdown against the Chicago Bears with J.J. Nelson (14) and fans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona Cardinals tight end Ricky Seals-Jones (86) celebrates his touchdown against the Chicago Bears with J.J. Nelson, left, D.J. Humphries (74) and Mason Cole, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford throws the ball against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Corey Peters (98) celebrates his fumble recovery against the Chicago Bears with Bene' Benwikere (23), Patrick Peterson (21), and Jamar Taylor, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky throws a pass against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) celebrates his touchdown catch against the Chicago Bears with Larry Fitzgerald, right, and Christian Kirk (13) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) celebrates his touchdown catch with Chad Williams (10), and Christian Kirk (13) as Chicago Bears defensive back Adrian Amos (38) looks on during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson makes a touchdown catch against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) gets his pass tipped by Arizona Cardinals linebacker Gerald Hodges (51) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tre Boston, second from right, celebrates his interception against the Chicago Bears with Benson Mayowa, left, Josh Bynes (57) and Patrick Peterson (21) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack (52) sacks Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford (9) while getting past Cardinals offensive guard Mike Iupati, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso) Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan, top, tackles Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) for a loss as Bears defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris, left, looks on during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Chicago Bears defensive back Eddie Jackson, left, intercepts pass intended for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver J.J. Nelson (14) as Bears defensive back Prince Amukamara (20) looks on during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Chicago Bears defensive back Eddie Jackson (39) celebrates his interception against the Arizona Cardinals with Adrian Amos, left, and Roquan Smith (58) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Chicago Bears defensive back Eddie Jackson (39) celebrates his interception against the Arizona Cardinals as Bears cornerback Bryce Callahan (37) looks on during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (24) celebrates his touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals defensive back Jamar Taylor (28) defends against a pass intended for Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) gets off a pass before Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, left, arrives during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12) makes a catch as he gets past Arizona Cardinals defensive back Jamar Taylor (28) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (24) scores a touchdown as he gets past Arizona Cardinals' Benson Mayowa (91), Robert Nkemdiche (90) and Gerald Hodges (51) on a block from Bears offensive tackle Bobby Massie (70) as Cardinals defensive back Antoine Bethea (41) looks on during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals fan Denis Parcells, of Peoria, Ariz., works on his juggling prior to an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

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