Pissed, motivated and determined: The best quotes from Josh Rosen
After falling in the NFL Draft Thursday night, the newly-acquired Arizona Cardinals quarterback left the nation with the best quote of the entire night.
“There were nine mistakes ahead of me,” Josh Rosen, the quarterback out of UCLA, told the NFL Network.
While this may be one of the biggest storylines surrounding this year’s NFL Draft, it isn’t the only interesting quote from the Cardinals’ newest quarterback.
Here is a look at some of the best quotes from and about Rosen over the last 24 hours.
A new chip on his shoulder
Rosen told the media that he believed he “should’ve been picked at 1, 2 or 3.”
Instead of being down in the dumps about falling to No. 10, being slept on inspired him.
“I’m more motivated than ever. I’m determined. Honestly, I was pretty pissed off as I saw teams going by, passing on me,” Rosen told ESPN’s Suzy Kolber. “After say, four or five went through, I thought I was going to have to fake a smile and pretend I was happy.
“Honestly, the second I got that call it all went away. And basically just motivation and determination set in. I could have walked straight off a plane to Arizona and gotten straight to work right then.”
Confidence coming in
Coming into the night, Rosen was confident he would go early. While he may not be the flashiest quarterback, he believes his skills make him the best fit for the NFL level.
“I’m the best quarterback in the draft,” Rosen told ESPN before the draft. “A lot of guys are flashier, but I think I’m the most efficient, monotonously consistent QB in the draft. (Aaron) Rodgers has some flair, but if you watch Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees … there’s nothing explosive or Johnny Manziel-like. It’s just quarterbacking.”
Onto the next one
Despite perhaps a disappointing night through the first nine picks, Rosen is ready to move onto the next thing.
“I don’t know and I don’t care [why he fell],” Rosen said, via CBS Sports. “It’s behind me. I’m an Arizona Cardinal now and I hope I will be for many, many years.”
And while Rosen may understand how some could perceive him after being very outspoken Thursday night, he wants everyone to know he won’t be a problem for the team.
“I’m not going to come in and be an a-hole and think that my s— don’t stink. Sorry to say that,” Rosen said. “I understand the situation. I’m going to come in and I’m going to be respectful. Sam Bradford and Mike Glennon are both two amazing quarterbacks.”