Josh Rosen RUMORS & NEWS

Josh Rosen

Position Quarterback
Height 6'4"
Weight 210 lbs
Birthplace Manhattan Beach, California
Current Team UCLA
  • Josh Rosen 'pissed' he fell to Cardinals at 10th pick: 'There were nine mistakes ahead of me'

    ESPN "The longer Josh Rosen waited in the green room inside AT&T Stadium on Thursday night, the more mad -- and more motivated -- he became. After being selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the 10th overall pick Thursday night in the NFL draft, Rosen told reporters that he was "pissed" and "really..." April 27

  • Josh Rosen has no hard feelings toward former coach Jim Mora after surprising comments

    USA Today "Josh Rosen, expected to be among the top picks Thursday in the NFL draft, said former UCLA football Jim Mora is “caught in a sticky situation" after Mora’s pre-draft comments about Rosen, who played for Mora the past three seasons at UCLA. Mora has said he thinks Rosen is the best quarterback..." April 25

  • Josh Rosen unfazed by anti-Semitic taunts

    Sporting News "Josh Rosen is one of the most cerebral quarterback prospects in the last few drafts and has seen his draft stock fall slightly over the last month as evaluators question his work ethic and attitude. Josh Rosen is one of the most cerebral quarterback prospects in the last few drafts and has..." April 24

  • Jim Mora praises Josh Rosen, says he could be Hall of Famer

    Larry Brown Sports "Former UCLA coach Jim Mora raised some eyebrows in the leadup to the NFL Draft with perceived criticisms of his college quarterback Josh Rosen, but he’s being quite clear now about what he thinks of his future. On Sunday, Mora took to Twitter to call out those who question Rosen’s talent or..." April 22

  • Report: NFL Teams Think Josh Rosen Is Too Outspoken & They’re Afraid He’ll ‘Tweet About The President’

    Total Pro Sports "Josh Rosen’s name has been at the top of everyone’s draft board for quite some time, but the desire to select him quickly in the upcoming draft has cooled off a bit and it has everything to do with his political views. There are teams in the league that are scared he might get paid, become a..." April 17

  • NFL Draft Rumors: Josh Rosen seen as QB most likely to slide in the draft "With 10 days to go until the 2018 NFL Draft, I spoke to several sources around the league this weekend as I gathered intel for my next mock draft (dropping on Tuesday). Now, I'm always a little skeptical of the buzz this time of year with so much draft misinformation being circulated, but when I'm..." April 16

  • UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen could face a draft day slide

    Sportsnaut "In asking most NFL Draft experts, either UCLA’s Josh Rosen or USC’s Sam Darnold is the top quarterback in a loaded class at that position. While there might not be a lot of off-field or injury concerns surrounding Darnold, the same can’t be said for Rosen. By now, his outspoken mentality is..." April 13

  • Report: Browns still undecided on QB prospects 2 weeks from draft

    The Score "Two weeks from the 2018 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns have yet to make a final call on which quarterback prospect they favor, Albert Breer of The MMQB reports. The Browns will host Josh Allen on an official team visit on Thursday. He'll be the fourth among quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Josh..." April 12

  • For some teams drafting a quarterback high, disaster is inevitable

    Pro Football Talk "With possibly four quarterbacks taken in the first five picks and five (maybe six) quarterbacks taken in the first 32 selections, each of the teams that writes the name of a quarterback on a first-round draft card will believe that they are getting a franchise-changing guy. In the end, up to half..." April 09

  • Report: Dolphins coach is ‘obsessed’ with Josh Rosen

    Larry Brown Sports "Several reports have suggested that the Miami Dolphins have interest in Baker Mayfield, but a new report suggests that Josh Rosen may really be the quarterback they covet. The Miami Herald’s Adam Beasley reported in an article on Wednesday that he was told by an informed source that Dolphins..." April 04

  • Report: NFL insiders believe Jets would take Mayfield over Rosen, Allen

    Sportsnaut "Assuming Sam Darnold is already off the board when the New York Jets pick at No. 3 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, many league insiders reportedly believe Gang Green would take Baker Mayfield over Josh Rosen and Josh Allen. Tony Pauline of Draft Insider shared this insight on..." April 03

  • Jim Mora says he was “in no way being negative” toward Josh Rosen

    Pro Football Talk "In days and weeks preceding the draft, a prospect’s college coach is expected to be over-the-top in his praise of the player. Typically, it’s all taken with a grain of salt, because that’s what the coach is supposed to say. An assessment from a coach becomes noteworthy, then, when it’s anything..." April 03

  • Josh Rosen responds to Jim Mora's criticism with perfect question

    CBS Sports "The NFL Draft machine is fully operational and nothing will stop it until it crushes every single prospect for the most irrelevant character traits. Look no further than the recent evaluation that former UCLA coach Jim Mora gave his former quarterback Josh Rosen, who will enter the draft as one of..." April 03

  • Report: Jim Mora not trying to help Josh Rosen avoid Browns

    Larry Brown Sports "Former UCLA head coach Jim Mora has made some comments about Josh Rosen lately that sounds as though they are meant to discourage the Cleveland Browns from drafting the quarterback first overall, but that apparently is not the case. Last week, Mora said he feels USC’s Sam Darnold is the best..." April 02

  • Josh Rosen will play for whoever drafts him

    Pro Football Talk "The recent comments from former UCLA coach Jim Mora regarding former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen has invited speculation that Mora possibly is trying to help Rosen implement a strategy to avoid the Cleveland Browns. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, that’s not the case. Mora was..." April 02

  • Report: Browns have told Draft QBs to prepare for a redshirt

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns have publicly named veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor their starting quarterback this season. “He is going to be the starting quarterback. There is no competition. It is the first time I have had the chance to do that. That is what it does for me. It really gives me a chance..." April 02

  • Jim Mora on Josh Rosen: ‘He needs to be challenged intellectually so he doesn’t get bored’

    New York Daily News "Jim Mora Jr. continues to raise eyebrows with his curious comments on Josh Rosen. Mora, who coached Rosen for three years at UCLA, labeled the 21-year-old signal-caller as a "millennial" who needs to be pushed mentally otherwise he may lose interest in his work. "He needs to be challenged..." April 02

  • Ryan Leaf: Top QB should pull an Eli Manning to avoid the Browns

    Pro Football Talk "Ryan Leaf knows something about being a draft bust, and he thinks the key to avoid being a bust is to avoid going to the wrong place. And in Leaf’s mind, that means avoiding Cleveland. Leaf said on FS1 that he would urge a top quarterback like USC’s Sam Darnold to tell his agent, “We can’t end..." March 31

  • Wonderlic scores leaked, Josh Allen dominates the competition

    Sportsnaut "It’s part of the evaluation process. It might not be the end all. Some might have major issues with the questions posed in the Wonderlic test at the annual NFL Scouting Combine. That’s fine. Teams still use the test as a way to evaluate potential draft picks. In what has been a continual theme..." March 29

  • Jim Mora: I'd take Darnold over Rosen if I were Cleveland Browns "Former UCLA head coach Jim Mora recruited Josh Rosen and had a front-row seat to his tenure as the Bruins' QB for the past three seasons. However, if Mora were advising the Cleveland Browns on whom to take with the first overall pick, he'd suggest they pass on Rosen for a QB against whom he used..." March 27

  • Jets sneak in another look at Josh Rosen

    New York Post "The Jets cross-country quarterback tour continues Thursday morning with a private workout in Southern California with UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, a source confirmed. The Jets brass was already out there for USC quarterback Sam Darnold’s Pro Day on Wednesday. They shifted to UCLA on Thursday to..." March 22

  • Report: Browns GM skipping Baker Mayfield, Josh Rosen Pro Day

    247 Sports "Cleveland Browns General Manager John Dorsey and head coach Hue Jackson will not attend the Pro Days for Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield Wednesday or UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen Thursday according to's Mary Kay Cabot. The two Pro Days coincide with the official start of NFL..." March 14

  • J.J. Watt Blasts NFL’s Concerns Over Josh Rosen’s Passion for Social Justice

    SI "SI honored J.J. Watt as its 2017 Sportsperson of the Year in recognition of his tremendous efforts fundraising for hurricane relief. Watt thinks other NFL players should feel free to follow in his footsteps. Sportswriter Dave Zirin tweeted and (subsequently deleted) a partially inaccurate..." March 07

  • Pat Shurmur’s Eli Manning praise may hint at Josh Rosen concern

    New York Post "It does not take an expert to watch Josh Rosen set up and throw to determine he is a gifted passer. It does, however, take real foresight to determine if Rosen is a perfect fit for the Giants, who own the No. 2-overall pick in next month’s draft. One of, if not the most impressive and perhaps..." March 04

  • Some see Josh Rosen as the best quarterback prospect, with a caveat

    Pro Football Talk "With all the recent attention on incoming quarterbacks like Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson, and Josh Allen, one guy is getting overlooked. Perhaps he shouldn’t be. A scout with a team that won’t be in the market for a first-round quarterback tells PFT that Rosen is the best overall throwing..." March 03

  • Josh Rosen: 'I've never said anything about not wanting to play in Cleveland'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen trashed the report that he doesn't want to play for the Browns. "I've never said anything about not wanting to play in Cleveland,'' he told NFL Network's Michael Silver last week. "I don't know where that came from. There's absolutely no foundation in reality in that..." February 27

  • Bills reportedly interested in trading up for Josh Rosen

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "There's going to be a lot of quarterback talk, reports, and rumors surrounding the Bills leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft. Today it involves UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen. Many think of Rosen as the top quarterback in the draft class, and most everyone believes he'll either be selected with the 1st..." February 14

  • John Dorsey denies warning to 'stay away' from Josh Rosen

    247 Sports "A report surfaced that Cleveland Browns General Manager John Dorsey had advised to 'stay away' from UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen. The executive addressed those remarks Tuesday at the Reese's Senior Bowl. "It's fake news because, first off, I've never talked to the kid. I've never talked to..." January 24

  • Mel Kiper has Giants taking UCLA QB Josh Rosen at No. 2

    SNY TV "In ESPN Mel Kiper's first mock draft, he has the Giants selecting UCLA QB Josh Rosen with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Rosen has been connected to the Giants in other mock drafts, including Kiper's partner Todd McShay. Like his co-worker, he thinks the Giants need to look..." January 18

  • Giants GM won’t say if Darnold, Rosen turning pro affects Eli

    Yardbarker "The New York Giants have the second overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, and they are in search of their next franchise quarterback. With both Josh Rosen and Sam Darnold deciding to turn pro, some have wondered if that makes it less likely that Eli Manning will be back with the team in..." January 05

  • UCLA QB Josh Rosen Declares for NFL Draft

    SI "UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen officially declared for the NFL draft on Wednesday in an open letter to UCLA fans. "Thank you most of all to my family for supporting me," the statement reads. "I love you all and don't know what I would do without you guys. And now, as a proud UCLA Bruin, I am..." January 03

  • Hue Jackson not biting on Josh Rosen comments

    Pro Football Talk "Browns coach (apparently) Hue Jackson knows he can have his pick of quarterbacks, since he again owns the top pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. So the fact that one of the candidates has made it known he doesn’t want to come to Cleveland doesn’t bother him. UCLA’s Josh Rosen didn’t come out and say..." December 28

  • Josh Rosen now openly hints at Browns refusal as Giants gain hope

    New York Post "After a season of raising his stock, Josh Rosen is trying to tumble it. The UCLA quarterback, who’s expected to be one of the top picks in next year’s draft, only seemed to add fuel to a recent report that he does not want to wind up in Cleveland, the owners of the No. 1 pick next April. That..." December 26

  • Josh Rosen prefers Giants over Browns, would hesitate to enter draft if Cleveland commits to him

    ESPN "UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen would prefer to play for the Giants over the Browns and would be hesitant to come out in next year's NFL draft if he knew that Cleveland was going to take him with the No. 1 overall pick, according to league sources familiar with the situation. This is hardly the..." December 24

2018-2019 NFL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Browns Sam Darnold Southern California
2 Giants Josh Rosen UCLA
3 Colts Connor Williams Texas
4 Browns* Orlando Brown Oklahoma
5 Broncos Bradley Chubb NC State
6 Jets Josh Allen Wyoming
7 Buccaneers Saquon Barkley Penn State
8 Bears Quenton Nelson Notre Dame
9 49ers Roquan Smith Georgia
10 Raiders Courtland Sutton Southern Methodist

Draft order yet to be confirmed. Pick order based on current standings.


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