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2018 NFL Draft: UCLA teammate calls BS on Josh Rosen criticism

Center Scott Quessenberry defends quarterback

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Josh Rosen (3) with Scott Quessenberry (left) and Kolton Miller after throwing a touchdown pass.
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UCLA center Scott Quessenberry has heard all of the chatter about quarterback Josh Rosen having a bad attitude, being tough to get along, being disliked by his teammates, and the rest. Thursday at the NFL Combine, Quessenberry vehemently defended his teammate.

“I don’t know where it comes from. It drives me insane. I have a really good relationship with Josh, and I think he’ll tell you the same thing about me and we talk, and for him to get the rap that he gets, it’s BS because of the type of guy that he is and the type of stand up human being that he is and the type of pro that he’s going to be,” Quessenberry said. “He’s a great dude, I love hanging around him and being with him, and whoever gets him is extremely lucky. They’re getting a once in a millennium talent in my opinion.”

Left tackle Kolton Miller also said that he disagreed with the Rosen is difficult to get along with narrative.

“Josh came in No. 1 high school guy, a little cocky, of course you hear off campus stuff about him, but as the years went on he really matured, he’s really well-rounded, he doesn’t try to be more than what he has to be, a really good leader. I don’t really have anything negative to say about him,” Miller said.

Quessenberry said that Rosen is undoubtedly opinionated.

“I don’t think he’s hard to get along with. I don’t know where that came from or why it started. Is he opinionated? Yes. Everyone has their own opinions. Will he waver on his opinions? No. But I don’t know when that’s ever been a bad thing,” Quessenberry said. “Everyone gets along with him, he gets along with everybody but obviously no one in the world is going to see eye to eye on everything, so I don’t know where that comes from. It drives me crazy, I can only imagine what it’s like for him.”

NFL teams like the New York Giants will have to decide for themselves if there is anything to that narrative and whether or not they are comfortable with Rosen as the face of their franchise.