Con: Turnover issues
Rosen is smart, but he also sometimes plays cocky, and a bit stubborn. This was a knock on him in college, and so far, has translated to the NFL, where the game is faster. As I said before, Rosen doesn’t tend to utilize his check-downs and instead looks to push the ball down the field. While that is a debatably great trait, there are some apparent downfalls from of it.
He tends to try to force a ball into windows that aren’t open and tends to trust his arm too much in general. While Rosen’s arm is certainly not an issue, he doesn’t have a freakishly awesome arm that a guy like Patrick Mahomes or even Josh Allen has. And that’s okay, as long as he knows it.
Rosen has been known to be a confidence guy, both on and off the field, and while that can win you some games, it can lose you a lot. Instead of forcing a big play, I’d like to see Rosen take his check-downs a bit more often. Because you can’t go broke making a profit.
Ultimately, that effort to push the ball down the field played a big factor in Rosen finishing with more interceptions (14) than touchdowns (11) on the year. While you have to factor in a depleted offensive roster and coaching staff around him, Rosen will surely look to humble his arm and equate it to the NFL speed in 2019, a feat that I believe he can easily accomplish.