Josh Rosen has likely played his last game at UCLA.
The junior quarterback will sit out the Cactus Bowl against Kansas State under doctor’s orders, according to multiple reports.
Rosen wanted to play, but the Bruins’ medical staff decided against it due to the risk of Rosen potentially suffering another concussion, according to Sports Illustrated.
The 6-foot-4 quarterback suffered a concussion during UCLA’s loss to Washington on Oct. 28 causing him to miss the Bruins’ next game against Utah. Rosen was able to play the following two games before being banged up and forced to sit out the second half of UCLA’s regular season finale against California.
The Giants currently have the No. 2 pick in this year’s draft and will likely have the option of drafting Rosen if the Browns opt to pass on him in favor of USC quarterback Sam Darnold.
News of Rosen siting out the Cactus Bowl was first reported by Bruin Report Online.
While Rosen has yet to declare for the NFL Draft, it’s widely expected he’ll do so. The highly-touted quarterback is projected to go in the top 5, and potentially even No. 1 overall.
Rosen threw for 3,670 yards and 23 touchdowns to just 11 interceptions this season.
Former Giants GM Jerry Reese and Jets GM Mike Maccagnan attended UCLA’s game against USC in November to scout both Rosen and Darnold.
The Jets, who currently have the No. 10 pick in the draft, will likely need to trade up to have a shot at either Darnold or Rosen.
Both the Giants and Jets are expected to take a quarterback in this year’s draft.
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