UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen could end up with the New York Giants or New York Jets in this year’s NFL Draft. He might not care either way. Giants GM Dave Gettleman owns the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Jets GM Mike Maccagnan has the No. 3 pick.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Josh Rosen was among 21 draft prospects by AT&T Stadium, a counselor of sorts for the local middle school kids who came by to participate in a football clinic with the draft’s top prospects.
At the end, a group picture was taken, the group dispersed and media promptly stampeded toward these prospective NFL players.
Some of that has to do with his ability to provide soundbites that do well on television coverage. It helps that he’s extremely talented, and interesting.
Rosen doesn’t pity fools, either.
To open the media session, a break-out with players spread out all over the field, Rosen was promptly asked about the idea of being the franchise savior for whatever downtrodden organization drafts him on Thursday.
He pushed back at the idea that he’d even think that way.
“I just want to play football,” Rosen said. “You guys can do all the cool storylines, say what’s what, play what where and savior this savior that. All we’re trying to do out here is prolong our ability to play this game as long as we can. We’re just basically trying to play as long as this game will let us play.”
His thoughts on starting his NFL career in New York: “That it’s one of 32 professional football teams. Or two professional football teams.”
Rosen just wants to play football.
Watch the video above for more on Rosen’s thoughts heading into the NFL Draft and where he might end up.