UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen has had numerous injuries in the past that questions his durability in taking his career to the next level. Should the New York Jets trust him enough to make him their next franchise quarterback?
When it comes to the Big 4 at quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft, all eyes are on quarterback Josh Rosen out of UCLA for likely being the most NFL-ready prospect out of the group. The New York Jets have been linked to all four top quarterbacks in this year’s draft but make no mistake about it, no single player is perfect.
For Rosen, many believe that he’s “injury prone” and has a lot of red flags going into this year’s draft due to his injury-riddled past. Yes, in his sophomore season, he missed a lot of playing time due to a shoulder injury that required surgery to repair since it was on his throwing side. In his final year at UCLA, he suffered not one but two concussions.
At the end of the day, Rosen’s upside is tremendous as even though he likely won’t be starting for the Jets come Week 1 of the regular season, he has everything needed to be their next franchise quarterback. He has the size, collegiate success, and ability to be a game-changing quarterback the likes of which the Jets haven’t had under center in decades.
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Don’t let the injuries scare you since, in the grand scheme of things, Rosen will likely be the most successful quarterback out of the Big 4 once all is said and done. Baker Mayfield is short and is too emotional in the heat of moments when things don’t go his way.
Sam Darnold is a project quarterback who is likely two, maybe even three years away from being starting material. Don’t even get me started on Josh Allen’s accuracy issues and why he wouldn’t make any sense at all for the Jets to draft with the No. 3 overall pick.
Rosen is “the guy” and even though he’s had shoulder surgery and a pair of concussions, he’s going to have quite the career. The Jets should trust the fact that Rosen is going to be a household name once he gets his NFL career officially started. Hopefully, it’ll be one wearing a green and white uniform representing the city that never sleeps.