Josh Rosen’s Plans For His First NFL Paycheck Should Make His Parents Proud

David Hookstead | Reporter

Josh Rosen has zero extravagant plans for his first NFL paycheck.

“As far as I know, I’m on the field. I don’t really have much time to do much else. Invest it, save it. When I have a family, maybe send my kids to a good school,” Rosen recently told ESPN when asked about his spending plans for what will likely be the biggest check he’s ever earned in his life up to this point. (RELATED: QUESTIONING JOSH ROSEN BECAUSE HIS FAMILY HAS MONEY IS ANTI-AMERICAN)

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Obviously, this answer shouldn’t surprise a single person. Rosen didn’t exactly come from a poor family. He grew up with some money. From my personal experience of knowing some kids who grew up rich, they don’t exactly have a huge urge to go out and spend tons of cash. It’s just not in their genetics from what I’ve seen.

I hope lots of NFL rookies and pro athletes follow Rosen’s strategy. Pro sports and the paychecks that come with pro sports don’t last forever. It’s better to stash almost all that money and prepare for the future. Of course, we all know that’s a lot easier said than done for some people. Luckily, it looks like Rosen won’t have a problem with that anytime soon.

As for me, I wouldn’t spend a single dime of my the money earned on my first NFL contract, outside of the absolute basics: food and housing. Now, if I play for over a decade, then maybe I’d treat myself to something nice. Until then, every dollar that isn’t spent on food and housing is hitting a savings and investment accounts.

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