In Bleacher Report’s final mock draft of the offseason, they are all in on Josh Rosen being the next franchise quarterback of the New York Jets.
The 2018 NFL Draft is just about here as a plethora of writers, gurus, and sports sites are all releasing their final mocks of the offseason throughout the week. When it comes to the New York Jets, one thing is for certain in that with the No. 3 overall pick, they’ll undoubtedly be drafting a quarterback.
While it’s hard to predict who will be the name general manager Mike Maccagnan writes on his draft card, it will be with the hope that this player will become the next new face of the Jets. A quarterback that brings hope and inspiration to fans and even the players around him as he’ll do everything in his power to win a lot of football games.
It’s been a very long time since the Jets had a quarterback worth bragging about. You know, one that plays lights out football and is truly a force to reckon with. According to Doug Farrar of Bleacher Report, in his final mock draft for Bleacher Report, that quarterback will be Josh Rosen out of UCLA.
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In his final mock draft of the offseason, here’s his reasoning as to why the Jets will make Rosen “the guy” under center for many years to come:
When watching Josh Rosen’s tape, there are fewer concerns. Yes, his injury history is a bit daunting, but Rosen very clearly shows that he reads the entire field well, understands advanced concepts in ways that will prepare him for the pros and has the athleticism to bring the Jets’ passing offense to a level it hasn’t seen in a long time.
Yes, I know. Rosen’s durability is a clear concern for many but in the grand scheme of things, he’s the best quarterback out of the Big 4 in this year’s class. Considering that he won’t have to start immediately come Week 1 of the regular season means he can be coached, trained, and developed as early as his rookie season.
The Jets are likely not to win that many games in 2018 anyway so it wouldn’t make sense to throw Rosen immediately to the wolves. This would give him more than enough time to be 100 percent healed up and more importantly, ready in everything he’ll need to do in order to be successful once he’s given the keys to run the Jets offense to its highest potential.
At the end of the day, Bleacher Report got it right since most Jets fans are as of late torn between Rosen and Baker Mayfield out of Oklahoma. No matter which quarterback you feel is best for the Jets to draft, there is no denying that if it does end up being Rosen, he’d be one of the better players they would have at the most important position on the team in a very long time.