Josh Rosen

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Natan Petel, Journalist

Josh Rosen’s career in the NFL has been disappointing, but the journey leading up to this point was incredible. Let’s look back at the career of Josh Rosen.


Josh Rosen was born February 10, 1997 in Manhattan Beach, California. He started off playing tennis and was ranked number one throughout all of Southern California. He was introduced to football in elementary school by his friend’s father, who was a youth coach. Just before high school he switched from tennis to football.


Rosen attended St. John Bosco High School, where he had a 4.3 GPA. When Rosen was a senior in high school, he was named Los Angeles Times player of the year and the Long Beach Press-Dream Team Player of the year after passing for 3,186 yards, 29 Touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He was ranked a 5 star recruit and committed to UCLA in March of 2014. Rosen won the starting job in freshman year. He had an amazing freshman year, was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, and earned Freshman All-American honors.


In his sophomore year he got injured and missed most of the season. In the 2017 season opener in his junior year at the Rose Bowl, he completed 35 passes for 491 yards and 4 touchdowns to defeat Texas A&M 45-44. He had an amazing junior year, breaking the school passing record with 3,756 yards and then announced he was going to the 2018 NFL draft instead of staying for his senior year.


Rosen was selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the 10th pick of the draft. There were 3 quarterbacks selected before him. After the draft Rosen referred to the players drafted before him as “9 mistakes”.


He earned the starting job after the team started 0-3. He played 13 games with 2,278 yards, 14 interceptions ,and only 11 touchdowns and 10 fumbles. He was released after one year and was signed to the Miami Dolphins. He played 6 games with the Dolphins, with 567 yards, only 1 touchdown, 5 interceptions, and a fumble. In 2020, he signed with the 49ers but didn’t get any playing time. In 2021, he signed with the Atlanta Falcons and had no touchdowns and 2 interceptions in the few drives he played.


Unfortunately, he didn’t have the career he wanted, but hopefully he can turn it around from here.