Following an impressive freshman season, Josh Rosen was on the shortlist as a favorite to win the 2016 Heisman Trophy. However, Rosen struggled in his sophomore campaign, completing less than 60% of his passes over the first 6 games. He missed the remainder of the season with an injury to his throwing shoulder.
In 2017, Rosen improved his accuracy by 7 points while under pressure, and over 2 points with down the field passes. Was given the name “Chosen Rosen” after an epic 27-point, come from behind victory over Texas A&M. Rosen threw four touchdowns in the final 15 minutes.
Excellent arm strength. Has good awareness in the pocket. Does a good job reading defenses. Quick release. Does a good job recognizing the blitz. Good Pre-Snap Reads. Good throwing mechanics. Good footwork. Is a great competitor. Possesses the appropriate size for the position.
Missed the final 6 games in 2016 after an injury to his throwing shoulder. At times Rosen has a wide stance throwing the ball, and it causes some balls to come out high (correctable). Inconsistent accuracy on deep throws in 2016, but showed improvement in 2017. Is known to be outspoken about highly politicized and controversial topics.
Had a shoulder injury, so the medical check will be important for NFL teams. Will likely be chosen with the second pick in the 2018 NFL draft by the New York Giants. It would be interesting to see how the New York media moves away from a humble Eli Manning to an outspoken Rosen.
11/04/2016 – Josh Rosen will miss the rest of the 2016 season due to a throwing shoulder (nerve) injury suffered against Arizona State on October 8th.
09/04/2017 – Epic 27-point come from behind victory over Texas A&M.
01/03/2018 – Josh Rosen declares for the 2018 NFL Draft.