Josh Rosen Might Not Have the Mentality to Be an NFL Quarterback

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The change of scenery for young quarterback Josh Rosen was supposed to give him a fresh start, but it seems like he's is still struggling to adjust to the NFL.

Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores wants Rosen to project better body language when he's on the field and around the team, something the second-year signal caller has struggled with so far. That's not an encouraging sign for a career that's yet to get off the ground.

During joint practices with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Rosen was visibly disgusted after a sequence of three straight sacks and a false start penalty. Flores commented on the matter, suggested he wished to see Rosen handle the negative plays with better poise.

Rosen acknowledged his struggle with the body language he projects is an ongoing process he continues to work on. This was one of the knocks on the quarterback coming out of UCLA, and he is still working on it during his second season. Unfortunately, he's currently behind veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick in the QB pecking order in Miami, and his mentality is clearly a reason why

It's one thing if Rosen did not see this as a problem, but the fact that Rosen owns up to the situation and knows he has to fix things is a positive development. Rosen is a young player, learning the hardest position in sports. It's understandable if Rosen gets frustrated from time to time.

Rosen has a chance to put all these struggles behind him. But for now, he's setting himself up for failure based on the way he carries himself and the mentality he brings to the game.