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Josh Rosen Shares Honest Admission Following Preseason Game

Falcons quarterback Josh Rosen on the field.

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 29: Josh Rosen #16 passes during the final preseason NFL game between the Cleveland Browns and the Atlanta Falcons on August 29, 2021 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

It's been an up-and-down start to the career for Josh Rosen. And it's mostly been down for the former top 10 NFL Draft pick.

Rosen, 24, was the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft out of UCLA. He's currently on his fifth NFL team after getting released by the San Francisco 49ers earlier this month. Rosen signed with the Atlanta Falcons earlier in the preseason.

Sunday night, Rosen made his Falcons debut. He played OK, completing 9 of 18 passes for 118 yards and one touchdown.

Following the game, Rosen shared an honest admission.

"I just feel like I am growing up," Rosen admitted.

Rosen said the opportunity in Atlanta is refreshing.

“You just get an opportunity, you got to seize the moment and it was kind of — it was a little bit refreshing to kind of get out on the field and kind of half know the offense and just kind of let go and play football and have fun with it like you did back in Pop Warner,” Rosen said, per Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com. “At times I felt a little bit like a chicken with my head cut off running around, but I thought it was fun. Could have cleaned up a lot of stuff but overall thought it was a productive night.”

The Falcons open the regular season on Sunday, Sept. 12 against the Eagles.