Before Roll Tide Nation comes after him, Rosen specified that “human beings don’t belong in school with our schedules. No one in their right mind should have a football player’s schedule, and go to school. It’s not that some players shouldn’t be in school; it’s just that universities should help them more — instead of just finding ways to keep them eligible.”
Rosen, who is considered a top prospect for the 2018 NFL draft, played in only six games last season because of a shoulder injury, but completed 59 percent of his passes for 1,915 yards and 10 touchdowns with five interceptions.
“I love school, but it’s hard,” Rosen, a 20-year-old junior majoring in economics. “It’s cool because we’re learning more applicable stuff in my major — not just the prerequisite stuff that’s designed to filter out people. But football really dents my ability to take some classes that I need. There are a bunch of classes that are only offered one time. There was a class this spring I had to take, but there was a conflict with spring football, so… ”
As usual, football won. Which brings up the question of what he wants to do with his life.
“If I wanted to graduate in three years, I’d just get a sociology degree. I want to get my MBA. I want to create my own business,” he said. “When I’m finished with football, I want a seamless transition to life and work and what I’ve dreamed about doing all my life. I want to own the world. Every young person should be able to have that dream and the ability to access it. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.”