If you love football, you are indeed familiar with the name Josh Rosen. This quarterback football athlete honestly had an astonishing career even before he stepped foot in the NFL. Playing for the UCLA Bruins were some of his golden days, indeed.
The famous ‘Chosen Rosen’ or The ‘Chosen One’ Josh Rosen is an American football quarterback who is a part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL (National Football League).
Josh identifies as Jewish. With very few Jewish professionals in the competitive sports world whom people could look up to, he always regarded himself as a torch-bearer.
Furthermore, Let’s explore more in-depth the famous Jewish American Quarterback known for his prime UCLA days.
Firstly, let’s look into some of Josh Rosen’s quick facts.
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Josh Rosen | Quick Facts
|Full Name||Joshua Ballinger Lippincott Rosen|
|Birth Date||February 10th, 1997|
|Birth Place||Torrance, California|
|Age||25 years old|
|Nick Name||Chosen Rosen, Chosen one|
|Education||St. John Bosco High School, UCLA|
|Father’s Name||Charles Rosen|
|Mother’s Name||Liz Lippincott|
|Siblings||Beatrice Rosen, Lydia Rosen|
|Height||6’4″ (1.93 m)|
|Weight||215 lbs. (98 kg)|
|Shoe Size||Not Available|
|Hair Color||Golden brown|
|Team||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Number||3 (Dolphins, Arizona), 2 (Tampa)|
|Past Lover||Zana Muno|
|Profession||Professional Football Player|
|NFL Draft||2018 (1/10)|
|Former Teams||Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins|
|Net Worth||$18 million|
|Career Awards & Highlights||2014- USA Today High School All American,
2015- Freshman All-American; Pac-12 Freshman Offensive POY,
2017- Second-team All-Pac-12
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Merch||Jersey, Rookie Card|
|Last Update||October, 2022|
Josh Rosen | Early Life, Family, & Education
The famous Quarterback Josh Rosen was born on February 10th, 1997, in Torrance, California, to an athletic family. At the age of 13, Josh had his Bar Mitzvah, and since then, is identified as Jewish.
Josh’s father, Charles Rosen, belongs to the Jewish ethnicity. During his time, he was a nationally ranked ice skater who got almost qualified for the Winter Olympics in the 1970s. Currently, his profession is Orthopedic Spine Surgeon.
Rosen’s mother, Liz Lippincott, is recognized as a Quaker. His mother played lacrosse and was the captain of the Princeton lacrosse team.
Josh has two sisters Beatrice Rosen, who was an NCAA DIII National Team Tennis Champion twice, also a two-time DIII All-American tennis player, and Emory University’s CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.
Alongside Lydia Rosen is a nationally ranked high school rower and part of the Princeton Rowing team.
Truly an impressive family indeed.
According to the zodiac, Josh is an Aquarius. Aquarius are mostly known for their progressive and intelligent nature. We can identify these qualities in Josh, as a relatively successful quarterback and his impressive GPA back from his school years.
As for his education, Rosen attended a Catholic High School named St. John Bosco High School, located in Bellflower, California, where he scored a 4.3 GPA, quite splendid, undoubtedly.
Josh most definitely scored an impressive GPA for his college. Rosen joined UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), a very tough college to get accepted at for sure. There, he enrolled as an economics major in January 2015.
Age, Height, and Body Measurements
Furthermore, the impressive 23 years old quarterback possesses an athletic physique, with 6’4″ height and 215 lbs weight, that NFL teams look for in a quarterback athlete.
Various outlets also state that Josh has the necessary accuracy and poise to become a quarterback star in the NFL with his intelligence and confidence.
Josh Rosen | Career and Profession
Josh Rosen indeed has an astonishing high school career before his UCLA highlights. Let’s look into some of his exceptional high school achievements first.
High School Career
Josh attended St. John Bosco High School, a Catholic high school located in Bellflower, California. During his senior year, his exceptional talents as a quarterback delegated Rosen as the Los Angeles Times Player of the Year. His 3,186 yards of passes, 29 touchdowns, and four interceptions also declared him the Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team Player.
Furthermore, Rosen was named the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame’s Male High School Athlete of the Year and 2014 USA Today High School All-American.
According to Rivals.com and Scout.com, Josh was ranked as the best quarterback in his class and rated as a five-star recruit. Last but not least, Rivals also ranked Rosen as the best overall recruit.
Exceptional high school career, indeed.
Rosen paved his way onto one of the best colleges in the country, which was UCLA. As a top-rated recruit coming out of high school, he indeed shined from the very beginning as a college Freshman.
Josh attended UCLA as an Economics major early in January 2015 as he wanted to take part in the college’s football team’s spring practice. As Brett Hundley left early for the NFL, the team has a large hole regarding the team starting quarterback.
As a true freshman, Rosen completed summer camp for the team’s starting quarterback position.
At the end of August, the Bruins named Rosen as their starting quarterback after he was publicly criticized by head coach Jim Mora, making him UCLA’s first true freshman to ever start as quarterback in a season opener.
The 2017 season games honored him as the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week. Rosen also broke the decade-old record for consecutive passes without an interception that was set by Drew Olson.
Furthermore, during the same season, he earned Freshman All-American honors, the Pac- 12 Freshman Offensive Player of the year, and Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year (AP) by The Sporting News, FWAA, and USA Today.
During his sophomore year, Josh had a shoulder injury and missed the 2016 season, for which he had to receive surgery to repair soft-tissue damage on his throwing hand.
Without Rosen as the team’s starting quarterback, UCLA missed the bowl eligibility.
During the 2017 season at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, Josh completed four touchdowns and 35-of-59 passes for 491 yards leading UCLA to a (45–44)win over Texas A&M.
The Bruins defeated a 34-point deficit, the biggest comeback in school history and the second-most ever in the FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision).
Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M coach, stated-
‘EVERYBODY KNEW HE WAS SMART… BUT THE THING THAT IMPRESSED ME WAS HIS TOUGHNESS. WE HIT HIM AND HIT HIM A LOT, AND HE GOT BETTER. IT’S NOT SUPPOSED TO WORK THAT WAY, ESPECIALLY IN THE FOURTH QUARTER.’
Josh also broke the record set by Cade McNown of 11 sets. In season five-game, he reached 2,000 yards, the fastest for any player to achieve in UCLA history.
CBS Sports published a 2018 mock draft on October 4th, 2017, where the Cleveland browns selected Josh as the No.1 Overall Pick. The Bowl also voted Rosen as the second-team ALL-Pac-12.
His hard work indeed paid off as the NFL drafted him for the 2018 NFL Draft on January 3rd, 2018, and hence, he got his famous nicknames ‘Chosen Rosen’ and ‘Chosen One.’
Arizona Cardinals selected Josh in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. On May 10th, 2018, Rosen signed a deal worth $17.84 million with an $11 million signing bonus for four years. During week 3 of 2018, Josh made his first regular-season appearance replacing Sam Bradford.
The Cardinals named Rosen the starting quarterback for Week 4 on September 24th, where he helped the team gain their first win in the next game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Josh is an exceptional quarterback indeed, but he also made some mistakes, which is considered the league’s worst offense amongst the NFL games.
The Arizona Cardinals traded Josh Rosen to the Miami Dolphins on April 26th, 2019, for the Dolphins’ second-round pick in the 2019 season. The Dolphins set Rosen as a backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick. Later the Dolphins declared Josh as the starting quarterback for week 3.
During the game with Washington Redskins, Rosen got benched by the coach for Ryan Fitzpatrick after the third quarter and appeared only once in the series, serving as a back for Fitzpatrick for the remaining season.
NFL 2019 was not a good time for Rosen. He struggled during all the games, and as a result, he was unable to surpass Tua Tagovailoa (a new NFL offseason Draft) or Fitzpatrick.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
As of recently, September 8th, 2020, Josh Rosen has signed to be with the practice squad of Tampa Bay as a free agent.
Josh Rosen | Net Worth
Looking back at Rosen’s contract details with the Arizona Cardinals and the average salary of a professional NFL athlete,
HIS NET WORTH IS ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND $18 MILLION.
Josh Rosen | Girlfriend
Famous quarterback ‘Chosen Rosen is currently single. However, he was romantically involved with someone once in the past. Her name is Zana Muno, a professional volleyball player on UCLA Bruin’s Women’s Volleyball Team.
Reportedly, they started dating each other in 2013 and had quite a pleasant relationship. However, the details regarding their separation remain in secrecy.
Josh Rosen | Social Media Presence
Josh is not quite active on social media.
Instagram- 108k followers
Twitter- 63.4k followers
Interesting Facts about Josh Rosen
- Josh regards NFL’s Andrew Luck as the athlete that he appreciates the most.
- Rosen believes in himself as an atheist.
- Josh is a maternal great-great-great-grandson of Joseph Wharton, a namesake of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and an industrialist. Also, a descendant of Thomas Cornell, who is a progenitor of the Cornell family.
- Rosen was after Joseph Ballinger Lippincott by his parents. He was another one of his ancestors who founded the publishing house J.B. Lippincott & Co.
- Throughout middle school, Josh was a nationally-ranked tennis player.
- Apart from football, Rosen’s hobbies include beach volleyball, playing the guitar, and DJ’ing.
- Josh is a member of the Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll in Fall and Winter 2015, Fall 2016, Winter, and Spring 2017.
Common Queries about Josh Rosen
Is Josh Rosen still playing football?
Yes, Josh Rosen is still playing football. He has currently joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free agent.
Is Josh Rosen hurt?
No, Josh Rosen is not hurt, although he had a shoulder injury during the 2016 season while playing for UCLA Bruins.
Is Josh Rosen single?
Yes, Josh Rosen is currently single.
What is Josh Rosen’s 40-yard dash time and 20-yard split time?
Josh Rosen’s 40-yard dash time is 4.92 seconds, while his 20-yard split time is 2.84 seconds.