Josh Rosen: Nine “mistakes” made ahead of me, and they will rue the day

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Three quarterbacks went in the top seven, and Josh Rosen wasn’t one of them. So yes, he was “pissed off.”

The UCLA quarterback also vows to make the Browns, Giants, Jets, Broncos, Colts, Bills, Bears and 49ers pay for not drafting him. (The Browns also had the fourth overall choice.)

“There were nine mistakes made ahead of me, and I’m going to make sure, over the next decade or so, that they know they made a mistake,” Rosen said, all but dropping the mic on his final answer of the night.

The Browns selected Baker Mayfield No. 1; Sam Darnold went to the Jets at No. 3; and the Bills took Josh Allen at No. 7. The Cardinals traded up to get Rosen at No. 10.

“I was pretty pissed off when I fell and one, two and three went by, and I was really angry teams were passing on me,” Rosen said. “I was honestly expecting to get picked at some point and have to fake a smile and pretend to be happy. But for some reason when I got picked all of that went away and it just went to straight to excitement and relief. The biggest thing was definitely motivation, and I feel determined. . . . I’m just more motivated than ever.”

Rosen did not expect to be the fourth quarterback selected, and he was asked why he thought so many quarterback-needy teams passed on him.

“I don’t know, and I don’t care,” Rosen said. “I’m happy it happened. I’m really happy it happened. I’m glad I’m at 10. I’m glad the Cardinals came up and got me. I really think it’s a match made in heaven. I wouldn’t [change anything]. You guys might call B.S. on me, but complete honest from the bottom of my heart, there’s not another team I’d rather go to.”

While the Cardinals were happy to get Rosen, the Cardinals’ beat writers were even happier. Rosen is a gold mine, already ranking as one of the best quotes in the league.

32 responses to “Josh Rosen: Nine “mistakes” made ahead of me, and they will rue the day

  1. It’s a great fit for him and he’s surrounded by enough offensive talent to succeed right away. I’m happy for the kid. Couldn’t agree more, he’ll be making other teams pay for years to come.

  2. Grow up man. Should be the best day of your life and you are focused on the negative. He is not going to be able to handle the pressure

  3. The great ones (Marino, Jordan, Brady) don’t have to tell everyone how they feel slighted. They go out and show it every week.

  4. Remarks like Rosen’s are exactly why he fell to 10 and why he probably will never be the leader a team needs their QB to be.

  5. The first guy in the world to be upset Buffalo didn’t draft him. I feel bad for him in a way, “Josh” wsa called, he liked his meeting in Buffalo – the kids got heart – nothing wrong with that.

  6. As long as he backs it up on the field he can say whatever he wants, but as of today he’s done exactly nothing in the NFL so boasting at this point is kind of dumb. Just get to work, kid. Save the mouth for when you win something.

  7. Arrogant and his math sucks. Nine mistakes? First Cleveland picked twice. Were they supposed to draft a QB both times. Chicago drafted a QB 2nd overall last year. The Colts have Luck who they can’t abandon yet. The 49ers have Garoppolo for the next 5 years. That brings us down to 5 at most. My bet is this guy is done in 3 years.

  8. Maybe my memory is foggy, but I don’t recall Rodgers saying anything like this when he plummeted on draft day. He kept his mouth shut, put his head down and got to work. Fast forward a few years and then he SHOWED everyone what was up.

    Isn’t Rodgers sort of informally mentoring Rosen? He needs to advise him to shut his mouth – if you have to tell people you’re great, you’re not.

  9. As opposed to what Brady said to Mr. Kraft. Brady told Mr. Kraft he’s the best decision the Patriots made. Rosen is bitter and is already focused on other teams instead of himself.

  10. Wow, how mature of you, Rosen. Good luck on following through on your “threats”.

  11. umm maybe 7 mistakes tops Josh. The Colts and 49ers have no need to draft a first round QB so I’m sure you were no where on either of their boards yesterday

  12. And he wonders why people don’t like him. This was perhaps the best day of his life and all he can do is whine like a little baby.

    “There were nine mistakes made ahead of me, and I’m going to make sure, over the next decade or so, that they know they made a mistake,”

    I’m sure those teams can’t wait to shut your mouth. Also, what makes him think he will be in the NFL for a decade? This is the same guy who missed half a season in 2016 with a shoulder injury and another game for a concussion in 2017. Then his doctors mysteriously didn’t clear him to play in the bowl game. This guy won’t play very many NFL games before he’s out of the league. Then he can run his mouth all he wants and he’ll be mad because nobody will care.

  13. “The UCLA quarterback also vows to make the Browns, Giants, Jets, Broncos, Colts, Bills, Bears and 49ers pay for not drafting him. (The Browns also had the fourth overall choice.)”

    I guess he is letting us (the Buccaneers) off the hook. Technically we had a chance for him and traded the pick….lol

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