Josh Rosen: I never said I don’t want to play for Browns

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Josh Rosen will be one of many prospects in Indianapolis for the Scouting Combine this week and the former UCLA quarterback will sit down for chats with teams that may be considering him as a selection this April.

One of those teams will likely be the Browns, who own the first pick, the fourth pick and a gaping hole at quarterback. Should they meet with Rosen, the Browns may ask him whether there was any nod to Cleveland intended in his comment last December that he’d rather go later in the draft to the right team than to the wrong team at the top of the draft.

There was also a report that Rosen was hesitant to declare for the draft because the Browns were at the top of the order, but it sounds like Rosen will tell the Browns that he’s not trying to avoid any team.

“I’ve never said anything about not wanting to play in Cleveland,” Rosen said, via Michael Silver of NFL Media. “I don’t know where that came from. There’s absolutely no foundation in reality in that [report].”

There have also been reports that Browns General Manager John Dorsey is less than enamored with Rosen, although Dorsey shared Rosen’s dismissive response to them when asked last month. There will be other reports about the intentions of both teams and players in the weeks leading up to the draft and Cleveland will likely be at the center of plenty of them given their ability to get whoever they want to kick things off in the first round.

27 responses to “Josh Rosen: I never said I don’t want to play for Browns

  1. I dont see the hype. Better yet, I dont see the hype for him, darnold or allen. Just because you’re tall and big doesnt mean you can play. Looking at you paxton lynch and brock osweiler.

  2. 64impalass says:
    February 27, 2018 at 10:01 am

    I dont see the hype. Better yet, I dont see the hype for him, darnold or allen. Just because you’re tall and big doesnt mean you can play. Looking at you paxton lynch and brock osweiler.
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    Going out on a limb here but I guess you do see the hype for one Lamar Jackson, right?

  3. It sounds as if Rosen’s agent and PR team knocked some sense in him to backtrack on his statements. Only the truly gullible fall for these lame tricks. He’s just using the example of the leader of this country and his constant lying about Russia collusion.

  4. Who knows if this guy will be any good in the NFL. The bigger question is can he stay healthy. I must say I don’t like how he’s so outspoken about just about everything. Who died and made him the leader of the world? I predict this kid is going to be a bust.

  5. If you don’t like someone for being outspoken, the easiest thing you can do is turn off your TV and choose not to listen. It’s sad that some folks want people to be mute and only focus on their jobs while acting oblivious to the world around them. At the end of the day, these kids are defined by more than their ability to throw/catch a ball.

  6. Rosen gets hype for one reason only. Just look at kellerman and the media praise him and connect the dots. What do they all have in common.

  7. I dont see the hype. Better yet, I dont see the hype for him, darnold or allen. Just because you’re tall and big doesnt mean you can play. Looking at you paxton lynch and brock osweiler.
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    iamthegreatcornflorio says:
    Going out on a limb here but I guess you do see the hype for one Lamar Jackson, right?

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    No dont see it for him either.I dont see the hype for any quarterback besides maybe mayfield, allen completed less than 58% of his passes in college. Darnold looked like a typical USC turnover machine. Rosen, its gonna depend what team he gets on. Hes not a luck who can take a trash team to a championship game or the playoffs. I actually think Luke Falk, Kyle Lauletta and Mike White are real sleepers who can be good.

  8. What he said makes sense. It is better to go later to the right team than earlier to the wrong team. A lot of quarterbacks have busted because they went to teams that didn’t manage them right. If Aaron Rodgers had went #1 to the 49ers instead of the Packers and played right away, he may have been a bust. I believe the situation makes a huge difference in a player’s career. Last year, Jared Goff was a huge bust according to most people, but he got a whole new coaching staff and became a star.

  9. Jedd Fisch said Rosen is the smartest QB he’s ever worked with, college or pro. Rosen marches to the beat of his own drummer and his injury history is scary, but he is easily the best on-field QB in the draft. Many are afraid of high intelligence.

  10. Don’t say that Josh! I need you to slip down to the Broncos at 5. You do not want to play for the Browns or Giants.. wink wink

  11. Frist the kid got his message out there, now he’s showing he’s learned another necessary NFL skill – doublespeak.
    Time to work on those clichés.

  12. Dear The Browns… Saquon Barkley 1st overall. He will not be there at 4; he will not get past the Colts. Minkah Fitzpatrick with the 4th pick.

    Hey Jimmy Haslam… pretend I’m the homeless guy and listen to me!! This team needs starters, not a project QB.

    I can almost guarantee one of these so-called top QB prospects will slip to the second round… and when they do, get an OL or a DE or a LB or a WR or another DB with those 2nd round picks, because we still need STARTERS!!

  13. I think Rosen will be a solid NFL QB. He reminds me a lot of Matt Ryan. I’m more worried about Josh Allen than anyone else. He didn’t look good at all against decent teams. I’m not sold on Darnold either. Like it or not, I think Baker Mayfield will be a solid QB with a good career in the NFL.

  14. Pre-draft reports for the past 10 years always talking about ”arm strength”. That’s all garbage. To be elite at this level it’s about processing information quickly. Look at all of the arm strength QBs that were busts.. Weeden, Jamarcus, RG III, Jay Cutler..etc. Look at Tim Tebow: He had ZERO arm strength and has a winning career record in the NFL.

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