Packers QB Aaron Rodgers advises Josh Rosen ‘practice uncomfortable situations’
The first round of the 2018 NFL Draft will get underway on Thursday night with a lot of promising young players at the quarterback position expected to be taken. Among those talented prospects is Josh Rosen out of UCLA who recently got some valuable advice from one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers.
In a recent appearance on PFT Live, Rosen talked about the advice Rodgers had given him. Along with providing some helpful tips on how to conduct himself with teammates, coaches, and NFL executives, Rodgers also gave him some sage advice on what to prepare for on the football field.
From a football standpoint, Rodgers has given Rosen one specific piece of advice: “Practice uncomfortable situations.”
“He’s big on in-practice creating havoc in situations where there isn’t necessarily any to be there,” Rosen said. “Take it to the next step. Mess with yourself. Throw off platform. Make it game-like. Make everything game-like and treat every rep as if you are on the final drive [in] the Super Bowl.”
With Rodgers in the conversation for the league’s best quarterback along with New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady, Rosen was given some useful tips on how to get ready for what is in store on the NFL level.
As for where Rosen might land in the NFL Draft, it remains uncertain at this point. Rosen could go as high as No. 1 or be the one top-tier quarterback that falls in the first round in the same way that Rodgers did back in 2005 when he was picked at No. 24 by the Packers.
Although Rosen is as talented as they come at the position, the former Bruins star has perceived character issues as he has been dubbed cocky or arrogant. Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield is also dealing with the same kind of criticism, but his leadership qualities have seemingly put him ahead of Rosen.