“I gotta go with the Jew,” David responded, meaning Rosen.
The son of a Jewish father and a Quaker mother, Rosen identifies as Jewish (he had his bar mitzvah) though he also described himself as “kind of an atheist” while in high school and celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah. He was named high school male athlete of the year by the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.
“In retrospect, being Jewish is a big reason why I should have considered UCLA,” he told Sports Illustrated in 2016. “Just because of how Jewish Hollywood is, and they really want someone to look up to because they just don’t have professional athletes.”
But will the Jets have a high enough draft pick to select Rosen? New York has been oddly successful so far this season at 2-2, even though their roster was thought to be one of the worst in NFL history heading into the season. David, as is his wont, sees this as a massive negative.
“Oh God, please. What’s wrong with them?” he asked with great exasperation when Michaels brought up the fact that New York is playing well. Patrick then mentioned that the Jets have won two games, to which David responded: “No, I don’t want to win any games. I’m sick about this.”
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