John Dorsey refutes claims he said to avoid Josh Rosen in draft

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Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey denied claims he said to stay away from UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen in the 2018 NFL Draft.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Dorsey told reporters at the Senior Bowl Tuesday that such statements were erroneous.

“It’s fake news because first off I’ve never talked to the kid,” Dorsey said. “I’ve never talked to anybody about the kid. If you remember right, I was unemployed a couple of weeks ago. I’m finally back in this thing. That’s fake news to me.”

The original statement came from Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com. The report stated Dorsey was one of at least two general managers saying “stay away” from Rosen. It also indicated Dorsey made the statements before becoming general manager of the Browns in early December.

“As the combine moves along and we get closer to this process, I’ll get a chance to talk with him,” Dorsey said. “And he’ll be able to get a chance to talk with us. At the end of the day, is he a good player? Yeah. Those things don’t bother me. They usually take care of themselves. You know what? Let’s talk like grown men and see what happens.

The Browns have two picks in the top five of the NFL Draft and have lacked a stable franchise quarterback for most of their existence in Cleveland upon returning to the city as an expansion team in 1999. Rosen, USC’s Sam Darnold, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Wyoming’s Josh Allen could all potentially be targets for the Browns with their early picks if they want to add another rookie quarterback to the mix.

13 responses to “John Dorsey refutes claims he said to avoid Josh Rosen in draft

  1. If I’m the Browns I take Barkley at 1 because he won’t be there at 4,then take which one falls to me at 4.

  2. Ahahaaaaa the overrated concussion prone diva! Already suffering head problems in a weak Pac 10/12, wait until he gets into the NFL with real men who already know his reputation. Bust written all over him!

  3. Fake news? I already like what this guy is doing in Cleveland, next he will be calling Cincy and Pitt something-holes.

  4. So the team that didn’t win a game this season and hasn’t got a QB is now allegedly not interested in the obvious standout #1 QB in the Draft. Hope this is not the case. Can’t fix stupid!

  5. jams56 says:
    January 23, 2018 at 11:25 pm
    If I’m the Browns I take Barkley at 1 because he won’t be there at 4,then take which one falls to me at 4.
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    If he turns the ball over regularly in college, explain why that stops at the NFL level. It doesn’t. I look at this kid and see Jay Cutler. Maybe you see something else. Rosen is the most accurate passer in the draft. The only reason you wouldn’t choose him is you fear injuries to him. Taking Darnold over Rosen would be like choosing Cutler over Brady. Don’t fall in love with that arm. It won’t love you back.

  6. Young fans probably remember the Manziel and Gilbert disaster picks in the same draft. This adoration of the Browns actually came back to the league with the top 2 picks in the draft and chose Tim Couch and Courtney Brown, lol. At this point, it’s watching to see how they’re going to screw it up again.

  7. pastabelly says:

    Taking Darnold over Rosen would be like choosing Cutler over Brady.
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    I can’t tell which statement is more inaccurate. Calling Darnold Cutler or Rosen Brady. Let’s call it a tie.

  8. myvietnamwasfightingtheclap ,

    Maybe there was a good reason that KC fired him. Just a thought. Everyone that’s a good scout doesn’t have people skills to be a GM and the more he speaks, the more he seems to put himself in that camp.

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