Josh Rosen plans to go back to school and finish college degree

Arizona Cardinals first-round rookie quarterback Josh Rosen isn’t going to stop pursuing a higher education now that he’s landed in the NFL.

Rosen told reporters on Wednesday morning that he plans to go back to school after the season to try and finish his degree in Economics at UCLA, Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic noted. Rosen said he’s “Trying to pass some of those classes,” while noting it “might be a substantial challenge.”

If you’ve paid attention to Rosen throughout his tenure at UCLA, then this really isn’t surprising. He’s not only an extremely intelligent young man, but he seems to grasp so much of how life works outside of football.

So, even though he might already be set up for life after inking a four-year, $17.6 million fully-guaranteed rookie contract, he’s setting himself up for even more opportunities after he’s finished with football, whenever that occurs.

In the meantime, Rosen remains in play (albeit as a long shot) to potentially start right out of the gate as a rookie for the Cardinals this year. He’s done nothing but impress his new coaches and teammates, and we cannot wait to see what he does this Saturday night against the Los Angeles Chargers.