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Josh Rosen Says NFL Drama Doesn’t Make Him Like A ‘Child Soldier In Darfur’

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Josh Rosen wasn’t too worried as trade talks unfolded between the Arizona Cardinals and teams last week.

The Cardinals eventually reached a deal to trade the young passer to Miami, but it didn’t come without a ton of drama. It looked like nobody knew what the hell was going to happen. Given all the noise surrounding Rosen, he didn’t sound flustered at all as it went down. (RELATED: Arizona Cardinals Select Kyler Murray First Overall In The NFL Draft)

“I’m fine. It’s not like I’m some child soldier in Darfur. I’ve had it pretty good. I think it’s time I had some legitimate adversity handed to me,” Rosen told his agent as trade talks were going down before being shipped to the Dolphins, according to Sports Illustrated.

 

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Seriously, how is it possible to hate Josh Rosen? He seems to have countless critics, but I’m all in on this dude.

The man is getting paid millions to play a sport. Getting traded, while not fun, is hardly a major thing to be concerned about.

As Rosen said, it’s not the same as being a child soldier.

 

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You have a heart of stone if you’re not a fan of Rosen at this point. The entire draft saga truly made him one of the most likable guys in the entire league.

He handled the situation with nothing but class and grace the entire way. The Cardinals made the choice to draft Kyler Murray, they moved Rosen to a different team, and it’s time to start over. He’s not letting it get to him, and it sounds like he has a great head on his shoulders.

If you can’t get down with that, then I don’t know what to tell you. The young man sounds wise beyond his years and he’s ready for a fresh start.

How the hell could you ever cheer against that?

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