Josh Rosen is one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft class. With that comes extra scrutiny as the draft approaches and draft season heats up.
Rosen is quickly learning that.
In a recent interview with Peter King of Sports Illustrated’s Monday Morning Quarterback, Rosen’s former college coach, Jim Mora, discussed the signal-caller’s pro potential and revealed an interesting, yet lazy analysis on what it will take to fully tap into the quarterback’s skill set.
According to Mara, coaches will have to challenge Rosen.
The reason? He’s a millennial.
“He needs to be challenged intellectually so he doesn’t get bored. He’s a millennial,” Mora told King. “He wants to know why. Millennials, once they know why, they’re good. Josh has a lot of interests in life. If you can hold his concentration level and focus only on football for a few years, he will set the world on fire. He has so much ability, and he’s a really good kid.”
First of all, Rosen was born in 1997, so he’s technically not a millennial. That generation spanned from 1981 to 1996.
Secondly, if being a millennial has anything to do with ability to play professional football, none of the current stars would be in the league. Simply put, it’s a lazy, outdated argument to question someone’s skill set.
Rosen will succeed on the field because of his talent, not because of the generation he was born in.
But hey, maybe Mora was just jumping on the trend of blaming millennials for everything.