Kingsbury: Rosen fits offense; no No. 1 call yet

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PHOENIX — The idea that Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen doesn’t fit in new coach Kliff Kingsbury’s offense is incorrect, Kingsbury said Tuesday at the NFL’s annual meeting in Arizona.

“No question,” Kingsbury said. “People have said a lot of things that are misconceptions, if you will. But Josh is a tremendous player, I’ve always thought, watching him at UCLA. He played his best football in a spread system, some similarities to what we do. He’s a tremendous thinker, very cerebral, can throw it with anybody, and we take a lot of pride in building a system around a quarterback.

“For someone to say he doesn’t fit our system, it doesn’t make sense.”

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Kingsbury wouldn’t divulge the content of his conversations with Rosen but said NFL quarterbacks “have to have thick skin” and an understanding of “the circus that comes with this position.”

Rosen can do both, Kingsbury added.

“He’s a confident young man, and that’s what you love about him,” Kingsbury said. “He’s got very thick skin. All of this

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