Josh Rosen hasn’t even taken one snap as a professional quarterback, but already he has his sights set on the Holy Grail of NFL achievement. He wants to one day take down Tom Brady, who has five Super Bowl wins — the most in NFL history.
Speaking with Sam Alipour of ESPN The Magazine, Rosen opened up about what drives him as a player.
“I want to be great—in everything I do. As far as football, I always looked up to Kellen Moore of Boise State. I thought it was the coolest thing that he was the winningest QB of all time. I thought that was a cool word: winningest. So I want to be the winningest QB in NFL history. I want to win the most games and most championships. I’d say six titles, but if Tom Brady gets six, I’ll say seven.”
This pretty well answers the question that some have had about Rosen about whether he has passion for the game. While it’s true Rosen has many other interests outside of football and has been criticized by some for that, he clearly has a strong desire to achieve greatness as an NFL player.
Of course, this is something those who have followed Rosen’s career could tell you already. He’s got an incredible knack for coming through when the pressure is at its peak. He also has proven himself to be one of the toughest quarterbacks in a long time at the collegiate level — often taking many hits only to bounce back and poke defenses in the eye with a game-winning play (like this).
The former UCLA Bruin will likely be given a chance to live up to his dreams early in his NFL career. Rosen is expected to be one of the first players taken off the board when the 2018 NFL Draft kicks off in late April. Where he lands will have a lot to do with whether he has success early on, and whichever team that does land him is getting a guy who isn’t going to settle for anything less than the best.