Josh Rosen Bio: Early Life, Career, Net Worth, Stats & Girlfriend

If you love football, you are indeed familiar with the name Josh Rosen. This quarterback football athlete honestly had an astonishing career even before he stepped foot in the NFL. Playing for the UCLA Bruins were some of his golden days indeed. 

The famous ‘Chosen Rosen’ or The ‘Chosen One’ Josh Rosen is an American football quarterback who is a part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL (National Football League).

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Josh Rosen

Josh identifies as Jewish. With very few Jewish professionals in the competitive sports world whom people can look up to, he always regarded himself as a torch-bearer.

Furthermore, Let’s explore more in-depth about the famous Jewish American Quarterback known for his prime UCLA days.

Firstly, let’s look into some of Josh Rosen’s quick facts.

Josh Rosen | Quick Facts

Full NameJoshua Ballinger Lippincott Rosen
Birth DateFebruary 10th, 1997
Birth PlaceTorrance, California
Age24 years old
Nick NameChosen Rosen, Chosen one
EducationSt. John Bosco High School, UCLA
Father’s NameCharles Rosen
Mother’s NameLiz Lippincott
SiblingsBeatrice Rosen, Lydia Rosen
Height6’4″ (1.93 m)
Weight215 lbs. (98 kg)
Shoe SizeNot Available
Hair ColorGolden brown
Eye ColorBrown
TeamTampa Bay Buccaneers
Number3 (Dolphins, Arizona), 2 (Tampa)
Marital StatusUnmarried
Relationship StatusSingle
Past LoverZana Muno
ProfessionProfessional Football Player
NFL Draft2018 (1/10)
Former TeamsArizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins
Net Worth$18 million
Career Awards & Highlights2014- USA Today High School All American,
2015- Freshman All-American; Pac-12 Freshman Offensive POY,
2017- Second-team All-Pac-12
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter
MerchJersey, Rookie Card
Last UpdateAugust, 2021

Josh Rosen | Early Life, Family, & Education

The famous Quarterback Josh Rosen was born on February 10th, 1997, in Torrance, California, to an athletic family. At the age of 13, Josh had his Bar Mitzvah and since then is identified as Jewish.

Josh’s father, Charles Rosen, belongs to Jewish ethnicity. During his time, he was a nationally ranked ice skater who got almost qualified for the Winter Olympics in the 1970s. Currently, his profession is Orthopedic Spine Surgeon.

Rosen’s mother, Liz Lippincott, is recognized as a Quaker. His mother played lacrosse and was the captain of the Princeton lacrosse team.

Josh with his mother Liz
Josh with his mother, Liz

Josh has two sisters Beatrice Rosen, who was an NCAA DIII National Team Tennis Champion twice, also a two-time DIII All-American tennis player, and Emory University’s CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.

Alongside Lydia Rosen is a nationally ranked high school rower and part of the Princeton Rowing team.

Truly an impressive family indeed.

According to the zodiac, Josh is an Aquarius. Aquarius are mostly known for their progressive and intelligent nature. We can identify these qualities in Josh, as a relatively successful quarterback and his impressive GPA back from his school years.


As for his education, Rosen attended a Catholic High School named St. John Bosco High School, located in Bellflower, California, where he scored a 4.3 GPA, quite splendid undoubtedly.

Josh most definitely scored an impressive GPA for his college. Rosen joined UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), a very tough college to get accepted at for sure. There, he enrolled as an economics major in January 2015.

Age, Height, and Body Measurements

Furthermore, the impressive 23 years old quarterback possesses an athletic physique, with 6’4″ height and 215 lbs weight, that NFL teams look for in a quarterback athlete.

Various outlets also state that Josh has the necessary accuracy and poise to become a quarterback star in the NFL with his intelligence and confidence.

Josh Rosen | Career and Profession

Josh Rosen indeed has an astonishing high school career before his UCLA highlights. Let’s look into some of his exceptional high school achievements first.

High School Career

Josh attended St. John Bosco High School, a Catholic high school located at Bellflower, California. During his senior year, his exceptional talents as a quarterback delegated Rosen as the Los Angeles Times Player of the Year, and his 3,186 yards passes, 29 touchdowns, and four interceptions also declared him as the Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team Player.

Furthermore, Rosen was named the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame’s Male High School Athlete of the Year and 2014 USA Today High School All-American. 

Josh with his high school team
Josh Rosen with his high school team

According to and Josh, was ranked as the best quarterback in his class and rated as a five-star recruit. Last but not least, Rivals also ranked Rosen as the best overall recruit.

Exceptional high school career indeed.

College Career

Rosen paved his way onto one of the best colleges in the country, which was UCLA. As a top-rated recruit coming out of high school, he indeed shined from the very beginning as a college Freshman.

Freshman Year

Josh attended UCLA as an Economics major early in January 2015 as he wanted to take part in the college’s football team spring practice. As Brett Hundley left early for the NFL, the team has a large hole regarding the team starting quarterback.

As a true freshman, Rosen completed during summer camp for the team’s starting quarterback position.

At the end of August, the Bruins named Rosen as their starting quarterback after he was publicly criticized by head coach Jim Mora, making him UCLA’s first true freshman to ever start as quarterback in a season opener.

The 2017 season games honored him as the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week. Rosen also broke the decade-old record for consecutive passes without an interception that was set by Drew Olson.

Furthermore, during the same season, he earned Freshman All-American honors, the Pac- 12 Freshman Offensive Player of the year, and Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year (AP) by The Sporting News, FWAA, and USA Today.

Sophomore Year

During his sophomore year, Josh had a shoulder injury and missed the 2016 season, for which he had to receive surgery to repair soft-tissue damage on his throwing hand.

Without Rosen as the team’s starting quarterback, UCLA missed the bowl eligibility.

Junior Year

During the 2017 season at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, Josh completed four touchdowns and 35-of-59 passes for 491 yards leading UCLA to a (45–44)win over Texas A&M.

The Bruins defeated a 34-point deficit, the biggest comeback in school history and the second-most ever in the FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision).

Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M coach, stated-

‘everybody knew he was smart… But the thing that impressed me was his toughness. We hit him and hit him a lot, and he got better. It’s not supposed to work that way,  especially in the fourth quarter.’

Josh also broke the record set by Cade McNown of 11 sets. In season, five-game, he reached 2,000 yards, the fastest for any player to achieve in UCLA history.

CBS Sports published a 2018 mock draft on October 4th, 2017, where Cleveland browns selected Josh as the No.1 Overall Pick. The Bowl also voted Rosen as the second-team ALL-Pac-12.

His hard work indeed paid off as the NFL drafted him for the 2018 NFL Draft on January 3rd, 2018, and hence, he got his famous nicknames ‘Chosen Rosen’ and ‘Chosen One.’ 

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Professional Career

Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals selected Josh in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. On May 10th, 2018, Rosen signed a deal worth $17.84 million with an $11 million signing bonus for four years. During week 3 of 2018, Josh made his first regular-season appearance replacing Sam Bradford.

The Cardinals named Rosen the starting quarterback for Week 4 on September 24th, where he helped the team gain their first win in the next game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Josh is an exceptional quarterback indeed, but he also made some mistakes, which is considered the league’s worst offense amongst the NFL games.

Miami Dolphins

The Arizona Cardinals traded Josh Rosen to the Miami Dolphins on April 26th, 2019, for the Dolphins’ second-round pick in the 2019 season. The Dolphins set Rosen as a backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick. Later the Dolphins declared Josh as the starting quarterback for week 3.

During the game with Washington Redskins, Rosen got benched by the coach for Ryan Fitzpatrick after the third quarter and appeared only once in the series, serving as a back for Fitzpatrick for the remaining season.

NFL 2019 was not a good time for Rosen. He struggled during all the games, and as a result, he was unable to surpass Tua Tagovailoa (a new NFL offseason Draft) nor Fitzpatrick.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

As of recently, September 8th, 2020, Josh Rosen has signed to be with the practice squad of Tampa Bay as a free agent.

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Josh Rosen | Net Worth

Looking back at Rosen’s contract details with the Arizona Cardinals and the average salary of a professional NFL athlete,

His Net Worth is estimated to be around $18 million.

Josh Rosen | Girlfriend

Famous quarterback ‘Chosen Rosen’ is currently single. However, he was romantically involved with someone once in the past. Her name is Zana Muno, a professional volleyball player of UCLA Bruin’s Women’s Volleyball Team. 

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Josh with his past Lover Zana

Reportedly, they started dating each other in 2013 and had quite a pleasant relationship. However, the details regarding their separation remain in secrecy.

Josh Rosen | Social Media Presence

Josh is not quite active in social media.

Instagram- 131k followers

Twitter- 70.6k followers

Interesting Facts about Josh Rosen

  1. Josh regards NFL’s Andrew Luck as the athlete that he appreciates the most.
  2. Rosen believes in himself as an atheist.
  3. Josh is a maternal great-great-great-grandson of Joseph Wharton, a namesake of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and an industrialist. Also, a descendant of Thomas Cornell, who is a progenitor of the Cornell family. 
  4. Rosen was after Joseph Ballinger Lippincott by his parents. He was another one of his ancestors who founded the publishing house J.B. Lippincott & Co.
  5. Throughout his middle school, Josh was a nationally-ranked tennis player.
  6. Apart from football, Rosen’s hobbies include beach volleyball, playing the guitar, and DJ’ing.
  7. Josh is a member of the Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll in Fall and Winter 2015, Fall 2016, Winter, and Spring 2017.

Common Queries about Josh Rosen

Is Josh Rosen still playing football?

Yes, Josh Rosen is still playing football. He has currently joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free agent.

Is Josh Rosen hurt?

No, Josh Rosen is not hurt, although he had a shoulder injury during the 2016 season while playing for UCLA Bruins. 

Is Josh Rosen single?

Yes, Josh Rosen is currently single.

What is Josh Rosen’s 40-yard dash time and 20-yard split time?

Josh Rosen’s 40-yard dash time is 4.92 seconds while his 20-yard split time is 2.84 seconds.

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