Earlier today former UCLA coach Jim Mora Jr. made headlines when he bashed QB Josh Rosen leading up to the NFL draft because he believes Rosen is a millennial who can’t hold his concentration on just football.
He needs to be challenged intellectually so he doesn’t get bored. He’s a millennial. He wants to know why. Millennials, once they know why, they’re good. Josh has a lot of interests in life. If you can hold his concentration level and focus only on football for a few years, he will set the world on fire. He has so much ability, and he’s a really good kid.” It sounded like Mora thinks Rosen would be well-served to be pushed by quarterback mentors like Shurmur (Giants) or Jeremy Bates (Jets), and to learn for a year or so from Eli Manning (Giants) or Josh McCown (Jets).
After the interview made the news rounds, Rosen had a pretty good response to Mora’s quote.
For whatever reason, Rosen has been criticized for being interested in off-the-field activities and not being all-in on football. We’ll have to wait and see if this perception of Rosen will keep him from being drafted high in the first round at the NFL draft.