With the third pick in the 2018 Steven Ridley NFL Mock Draft, the New York Jets select:
Josh Rosen; Quarterback from the University of California, Los Angeles.
How often is this quote brought up in discussion when talking about a New York Jets Quarterback?
“We’re gonna win the game. I guarantee it.”
It has been 48 years since “Gang Green Nation” has experienced that overwhelming level of elation. Since then, the New York Jets have been well… middle of the road when it came to finding quarterbacks. Sure there were ones like Chad Pennington and most famously (or infamously) Mark Sanchez, but not really “the one” like “Broadway Joe”. Well, nearly fifty years later, it seems that Jets fans may finally have their answer in Josh Rosen; a California know it all with the most pro ready traits of any Quarterback in the class to back whatever his arrogance states. Much like Darnold, Rosen can come in at anytime and be very good in the NFL. Unlike Darnold however, Rosen has far more pro ready tools at his disposal to enter the league. His turnover issues are more a subsequent theme with his receivers having the case of butterfingers than his own doing, his throwing motion is something to behold and is far more aware of sensing and detecting pressure than Darnold. Within that same vein though and, unlike any Quarterback in this draft, Rosen’s self importance has gotten himself into far more trouble off field; his main red flag as a result. Luckily for Jets fans, Todd Bowles is a throwback style coach who will not stand for self importance of any kind. That beings said, while Rosen can be very trying, he will know the full extent of a hard liner like Bowles and will develop into a better person as a result of it