Josh Allen would relish the chance to turn the Browns around

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The Broncos are getting a close look at Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen at the Senior Bowl this week, but they may not have a chance to draft him with the fifth overall pick.

If the Browns like Allen, they can make him the first overall pick, which would leave the Broncos to look elsewhere for help at quarterback heading into the 2018 season. During an appearance on 92.3 The Fan, Allen said he isn’t campaigning for the Browns to do that but he also isn’t daunted by the prospect of joining an 0-16 team hoping to end two decades of searching for a quarterback.

“If I’m fortunate enough to become a Cleveland Brown, you can expect everything from me,” Allen said. “I want to be the guy that turns around the Cleveland Browns. The guy that does that is going to be immortalized in Cleveland forever. To think about that and to put yourself in that situation and in those shoes, you gotta love that as a quarterback and you gotta love that as a football player and competitor. This is something that can really be set in stone forever, if you’re the guy that can help turn this Cleveland Browns team around.”

Allen said the “competitor” in him wants to start right away, but that he’d welcome time to learn before moving into the lineup. That question, along with the more pressing matter of which team will be making the choice, won’t be answered for quite some time.

67 responses to “Josh Allen would relish the chance to turn the Browns around

  1. Now that is a leader. Rather than thinking he is clever with a Browns joke (which have gotten very boring) he wants to be “the guy.” That’s the kind of players I want.

  2. Not sure if he can play in the NFL, but I like the attitude as opposed to “I have to go to the right fit” mentality.

  3. Better to take a bit less money by moving down in the Draft to a better run organization with a better coach. The “factory of sadness” produces nothing but misery.

  4. This is a terrific strategy…

    The Browns never draft the kid that actually wants to be a Brown and help the Browns win…they prefer drafting kids that don’t wanna be there and usually spew rhetoric to hide their disappointment…

    Congratulations Josh Allen! You’ve effectively removed yourself from the Cleveland draft board, increasing your happiness and chances of actually succeeding in the NFL! Well Played Sir!

  5. Until they get rid of scam man Haslam the team will never go anywhere but last place. 41 mil under the cap in 2016, a whopping 63 million under in 2017. The top 24 teams last year were all 12 mil or less under the cap. How can anyone turn that franchise around while Haslam is conning the Cleveland fans?

  6. A lot of agents are engaged in a lot of sales between now and April. I don’t think Allen has been mentioned in the same breath as Rosen and Darnold, or even Jackson or Mayfield, until this week. I haven’t watched him so I don’t know but I’m always suspicious when guys rise into view AFTER the season and before the draft. It tells me the agent’s team is working the mocks, blogs and press.

    Oh, and “..immortalized in Cleveland forever” ain’t all it’s cracked up to be son. It’s like saying you own the 2nd tallest building in Des Moines.

  7. I think there’s a Judd’s song…When you hit rock bottom, there’s no way to go but up! Cleveland is an awesome city w/great people! They deserve some football fun too!!!

  8. Careful what you wish for…there are dozens of guys(not just QBs) who have seen their careers die in Cleveland. Losing breeds many negatives and the players under-performing is always at the forefront.

  9. Josh Allen sounds like the real deal but of course you never know. There can be some surprises that teams have not checked out or at least come as a shock to fans later on, most recently the migraines of Deshone Kizer. Some of the conditions I would expect John Dorsey to check for,being especially important for QB, is color blindness,stuttering,vertigo,panic attacks, and dyslexia.(see Vinny Testaverde and Trent Dilfer).

  10. This kid has a really good agent. Getting Mel Kiper to say he should go #1 overall and now selling the fact he wants to go to the Browns? Seems like a good kid. But has accuracy issues and decision making will prevent him from being successful in the NFL. But kid has the frame and arm… Good Luck.

  11. Yet another promising career which will be dashed apart by the shame which is called the Browns.

    Once again they will throw a college kid straight onto the field against full grown men. Once again he will faulter, due to lack of seasoning, and the 1-31 coaching staff will blame him.

    What a shame. I get that the draft is designed to spread ability… but something has to be done about a SINGLE team which takes the top QB prospects and ruins them over and over and over again.

  12. trentdilfer08 says:
    January 23, 2018 at 7:55 am

    The second coming of Christ couldn’t turn the Browns around!!

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    Well, he has holes in his hands, so I think he gets a pass for his inability to throw the deep ball

  13. Browns should steer clear of Allen or any other QBs in the draft. Team has an awful history developing QBs. Todd Haley isn’t a QB developer, either. Nothing about that sounds good.

    Use the cap room to sign someone in free agency. A Cousins-type would be a good choice because of age. Worst case, try to get Alex Smith given his history with Haley. That gives them someone with a demonstrated NFL track record. Spend the next couple years building up a stable core and then look at drafting someone.

  14. He will be available long after #4 but probably gone by #33. If the Browns think he’s the answer, trading down the #1 or the #4 is the only thing that makes sense.

  15. This guy reminds me of Carson Wentz. He has played in cold and windy conditions, he is a perfect fit for Cleveland.

  16. Josh Allen may or may not prove to be a good NFL QB, but his numbers at Wyoming were not especially encouraging. He started only 27 college games, and completed only 56.2% of his passes. Both of these are red flags for a college QB, particularly at what would probably be considered a mid-major like Wyoming.
    He seems to have a great attitude, as well as all the measurable things…size, arm, hand size, etc. However, he would seem to be a pick based more on tools and potential , rather than on college production.

  17. reddzen says:
    January 23, 2018 at 7:48 am
    Now that is a leader. Rather than thinking he is clever with a Browns joke (which have gotten very boring) he wants to be “the guy.” That’s the kind of players I want.
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    While I agree with the sentiment, if I were a Browns fan I would feel better if it were coming from a quarterback who could hit the broadside of a barn with a football from 20 yards away, which this guy has not shown ability to do so far

  18. IDK their era of losing is gonna take a long time to erase. To look at it in perspective, the Browns ineptness during the past 20 years is way more remarkable than the Patriots success during the same time frame.

  19. Other than Tim Couch in 1999, name one top rated QB the Browns have drafted. Posters just make up “facts” to fit their snarky comments. BT Brady Quinn wanted to come to the Browns and Weeden and Manzeil had fantastic college numbers. How did those two work out?

  20. Are the Browns QB killers or do they just always pick bad ones? Tough to say, but probably a combination of both. They do have a solid line and a few offensive weapons so the next QB might get a real shot. Draft a QB, Barkley, and sign a free agent weapon like Tyler Eifert and they could have a decent offense. The trouble is that this team could really use a veteran so that the rookie QB isn’t pressured too much. No decent veteran QB is voluntarily going to an 0-16 team. We saw this year how quickly Kizer was exposed, he was no where near ready. The next QB needs time to adjust, especially if it’s Josh Allen.

  21. lukedunphysscienceproject says:

    Nobody hates your team, dude. You’ve got to be relevant before you can be hated

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    If not relevant, why are you reading threads about the Browns?

  22. They haven’t seen the playoffs since about, Reagan was in the White House, they’ve been thru at least 20 QBs since 1999, and Lake Erie caught on fire there. Yeah, I’d love to go and be the QB that leads them to glory!

  23. Just for this alone I hope he has the best NFL career of any of the guys coming out this year. Whether that be with the Browns or somebody else.

  24. Oh, and “..immortalized in Cleveland forever” ain’t all it’s cracked up to be son. It’s like saying you own the 2nd tallest building in Des Moines.

    Yeah well to the people of Des Moines that is pretty cool

  25. jerruhjones says:
    January 23, 2018 at 9:20 am
    I trust Mr. Dorsey to make the right choice.

    Your hate sustains us!
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    We don’t “hate you”. Most fans of football feel sorry for Browns fans but have a lot of respect for you guys for sticking with a truly awful and incompetent organization over the years. However, you are enabling Haslam with your great support. He’s making a mint even though he’s a perennial loser and is millions below the cap. Haslam only cares about money and perhaps when he sees an empty stadium, and is in the red, maybe he’ll make some changes.

  26. Well the last time the Browns picked a QB with the first overall pick they nearly won a playoff game.

    The fact that the last time they used a high pick on a QB was 19 years ago might be the problem.

  27. There are those who are allergic to facts, I suppose, but the facts are that Josh Allen completed only 56.2 % of his passes in college, and started only 27 total games. Look up QB’s coming out of college with similar track records, and you won’t see a pattern of success. Maybe Allen will be different, but the numbers don’t predict great success for him in the NFL.

  28. granadafan says:

    We don’t “hate you”. Most fans of football feel sorry for Browns fans but have a lot of respect for you guys for sticking with a truly awful and incompetent organization

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    Agreed. Real football fans don’t hate iconic franchises like the Browns. It’s been far too long since they have been respectable and respected.

  29. If you listen to the actual interview you’ll hear the interviewer, Dustin Fox at 92.3 the Fan, fed him that line and Allen simply concurred and repeated it.

  30. Great attitude, but Football is a team sport. A great QB is nothing without the supporting players around him. Offensive Line, WRs and RB – where are they in Cleveland? An open ended question since I’m not familiar with the current roster.

  31. Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees, Joe Montana…someone please explain to the Browns that they don’t need to draft a QB in the first round.

  32. mrfrostyj says:
    January 23, 2018 at 11:45 am

    The fact that the last time they used a high pick on a QB was 19 years ago might be the problem.

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    Teams pick great QBs without having the #1 overall pick in the draft all the time. And when you have a team that’s picked as many first-round QBs that’ve ultimately failed as the Browns, pretty sure the issue’s a little more complicated than draft positioning.

    Maybe I’m wrong and Josh Allen is the solution that organization’s sought for the past 20 years, but anyone who isn’t at least moderately doubtful of that is naive.

  33. mmmpierogi says:
    January 23, 2018 at 1:12 pm
    mrfrostyj says:
    January 23, 2018 at 11:45 am
    The fact that the last time they used a high pick on a QB was 19 years ago might be the problem.
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    Teams pick great QBs without having the #1 overall pick in the draft all the time. And when you have a team that’s picked as many first-round QBs that’ve ultimately failed as the Browns, pretty sure the issue’s a little more complicated than draft positioning.
    Maybe I’m wrong and Josh Allen is the solution that organization’s sought for the past 20 years, but anyone who isn’t at least moderately doubtful of that is naive.

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    That “so many first round pick QB’s that failed” = 3. 3 in almost 20 years and none of them in the top 20 picks (backup QB range in the draft).

    The “Browns always pick first round QB’s” argument is the biggest urban legend in the NFL. That’s my point. They habitually draft backups for the purpose of being backups and then get put in a bind when those guys have to actually play. 90% of their QB’s in that time have been free agents. Not drafted.

  34. Honestly, I’m not even trying to be funny. A lot of people bemoan “these jokes about the Browns are getting old.” Seriously… the Brown’s annual struggles are getting old. I’m hoping they eventually get their dynasty because this is ridiculous.

  35. While I think he could be a really good NFL Qb, he needs to sit for a year or two but the Browns don’t have a good enough QB currently to facilitate that. The Browns need to sign a QB in FA, then draft Saquon at 1 and trade down a bit from 4 and draft this kid and hope that he’s another Wentz.

  36. So many imbeciles parroting the same old Browns cracks that weren’t even funny or clever in the first place.

    Seriously, how can you dolts even afford a data plan?

  37. Half joking, but at this point, maybe the Browns should take a QB at #1 and at #4. At least one of them is going to fail; maybe you’ll get lucky with the other one.

  38. Nah, dude. This is Baker Mayfield’s team for the taking. Browns need a QB with ‘tude (attitude), dude. Heisman winners (like Baker Mayfield) have ‘tude.

  39. As oddly as it is to say… If the Broncos like him, that might be a good indicator for the Browns to run away anyway. Elway hasn’t been able to spot a real QB yet

  40. Dear Josh.

    Winning two games would turn that team around.

    But you are fighting the inertia of incompetence and ownership which are not pointed in the same direction as success and turnaround.

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