Jim Mora: Comments about challenging Rosen meant as positive

Josh Rosen works out for NFL scouts and execs at UCLA’s pro day

Josh Rosen works out for NFL scouts and execs at UCLA’s pro day

The Mora-Rosen controversy was re-ignited earlier Monday when MMQB published part of an interview with Mora in which he said Rosen is a millenial who needs to be intellectually challenged and "wants to know why". I think being schooled by (Giants coach) Pat Shurmur, great fit for a guy as smart as Josh Rosen. Josh has a lot of interests in life.

Mora's reasoning is odd given the fact that almost every National Football League player is a millennial (in fact, following the general belief that millennials were born between 1981 and 1996, Rosen is too young to be one).

Mora's comments are not a big enough reason for the Browns to scratch Rosen off the draft board, but it is another piece of the puzzle that the team must look at during the draft evaluation process.

Rosen's maturity has been questioned going into this year's NFL Draft, but he's still expected to be among the top quarterback's selected in the draft.

With less than a month to go until draft day, Mora also noted he has yet to receive a call from one of the NFL's 32 general managers to pick his brain about Rosen. "Millennials, once they know why, they're good", Mora told SI. He said Darnold has "the underdog mentality that I think will fit so well in Cleveland, a franchise that's really been down".

The Browns may be moving in another direction anyway, but if Dorsey believes the structure is not in place for Rosen to succeed in Cleveland, especially with the real possibility that the Browns may be looking for a new head coach (and offensive coordinator) in 2019, then the decision may be easier than Rosen's fans want to believe.

"Josh, I think, without a doubt, is the No. 1 quarterback in the draft". "He's got the ability to have an immediate impact".

Jim Mora's sideline commentary isn't doing much to improve quarterback Josh Rosen's draft stock.

Given the way Mora glowed about Rosen's intelligence and ability, many in the National Football League wondered why his curiosity and outside interests should be viewed as a negative. Teams sometimes shy away from players with overt political opinions (Rosen once wore an anti-President Donald Trump hat) or players who are passionate about things other than football. But even then, there are better ways to do it, including a few that don't make you sound like an idiot.

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