2018 NFL Draft: Josh Rosen on his goals in the NFL


As critics question his competitiveness, UCLA Bruins star and 2018 NFL Draft prospect Josh Rosen has made one thing clear: His only goal is to win.

The 2018 NFL Draft has produced a number of compelling storylines, but few are quite as riveting as the narrative surrounding Josh Rosen. The UCLA Bruins star has been tasked with overcoming the reputation of a player who doesn’t truly love football.

Whether fair or foul, it’s a narrative that Rosen is prepared to disprove by doing the only thing that can truly silence critics: Winning.

Rosen is a projected top-10 draft pick whom many believe will be a top-five selection. Due to his background as a player who came from a financially stable home, however, many have questioned if he truly needs the sport.

According to Sam Alipour of ESPN The Magazine, Rosen’s goal in the NFL is to prove the masses wrong by winning more games and championships than any quarterback in history.

"I want to be great — in everything I do. As far as football, I always looked up to Kellen Moore of Boise State. I thought it was the coolest thing that he was the winningest QB of all time. I thought that was a cool word: winningest. So I want to be the winningest QB in NFL history. I want to win the most games and most championships. I’d say six titles, but if Tom Brady gets six, I’ll say seven."

If Rosen manages to accomplish that lofty goal, it’s safe to say that no one in the world of professional sports would question his competitiveness.

We could get into the debate about how much a quarterback truly influences the outcome of a game, but it’s undeniable that they have a profound impact. Whether said player is a game manager, a gunslinger, or something in between, they have more responsibility than any other individual.

That’s inevitably created the question of whether or not Rosen can command a locker room and thrive in the most heated of moments.

Rosen is out to prove that he’s exactly that type of player, however, and there’s a track record to support his claim.

For all of the criticism that Rosen has encountered, little, if any, has come from his coaches or teammates. The general consensus has been that he’s easier to rally around when you know him personally than when you see him from afar.

The feather in his cap is the 34-point comeback that Rosen led against the Texas A&M Aggies by throwing for 491 yards and four touchdowns.

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The question is: Which team will take a chance on Josh Rosen silencing his critics and pursuing superiority over Tom Brady?