Josh Allen wants pressure of being No. 1 overall pick, going to Browns

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If the Browns want Josh Allen, Josh Allen wants the Browns to know he wants them.

The Wyoming quarterback made it clear he wants to be the No. 1 overall draft choice.

“Yeah, it would mean that I’m going to Cleveland,” Allen said Tuesday. “My biggest interest of being the No. 1 pick, obviously the pressure that comes along with that, I would love to have that pressure on my shoulders because I’ve always thrived in those situations, and I feel like Cleveland would be a great spot to be. But if I’m not, I’m not, and I’m going to do whatever I can to help the team that actually picks me and actually wants me so we’ll go from there.”

Allen, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Shaquem Griffin and Mason Rudolph joined Jason Witten at The Star, the Cowboys’ training facility, for a Day of Mentorship for young men from Witten’s Score Foundation sponsored by the Collection by Michael Strahan at JCPenney.

Allen was the top draw of the media crowd since he has a chance to go first.

Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield also could be in play for the Browns. Some have USC’s Sam Darnold as the top-rated quarterback.

“It doesn’t bother me one way or another,” Allen said when asked who the top-rated quarterback is. “Everybody’s got their own opinion and their own say. In today’s age, everybody wants to be right, so there’s people that hate you; there’s people that love you. I’m going to go out there and play my game, and whatever team is fortunate to pick me, or I’m fortunate to be picked by, is going to be a team I’m going to give everything to. Hopefully I’ll be there for the next 15 years. It’s an exciting time, but at this moment, right now, I’m content with whatever happens. My job is done, and now it’s just sitting back and hearing my name being called.”

Allen said he had seven visits and named the Browns, Giants, Jets, Broncos, Bills and Cardinals as showing the most interest.

“Whatever happens,” Allen said. “I visited seven teams for a reason, just because of the uncertainty. Whatever happens happens, and I guess we’ll find out come Thursday.”

29 responses to “Josh Allen wants pressure of being No. 1 overall pick, going to Browns

  1. Taking Allen and having him become a bust would be so Cleveland. Take the mythical “upside” over more proven QBs like Mayfield, Darnold and Rosen.

    C’mon Dorsey, we don’t deserve this.

  2. The number 1 overall pick gets the richest contract. one would have to be a fool not to want it, unless they would rather make less money than to play in the Dawg Pound and have one’s career euthanized.

  3. It’s a crap shoot no matter who gets picked 1,2,3,4 QB-wise. There’s no reason all four couldn’t end up being in the range of bad to average NFL QB’s at best.

  4. Give this young man an intervention immediately as that sounds like a call for help from someone that hates life. Don’t do it, Josh, you have so much to live for and so many better teams to play for.

  5. I keep thinking since every top QB is mentioned with the Browns EXCEPT Rosen, that the pick will be Rosen. Who saw any of the trades coming at the start of FA? No one. There are no loose lips under Dorsey. Anything that is out there is because he oks it. He wants other teams to scramble after the first pick because that creates trading opportunities. Can’t wait for Thursday!

  6. As a Giants fan I want you to have that pressure too Josh. You are too risky…and if you’re there at 2 it’ll make me nervous.

  7. No one cares on the boards, but I am a business stats major. In my downtime, I have run different tests on different statistics that Josh Allen has and compared them to other prospects and current NFL QB’s…the results are pretty disastrous. I would not pick him in round 1, 2 or 3 based on his college production, drafting him #1 overall would be ridiculous. To put your job on the line for this guy and ignoring simple evidence in front of you is ridiculous. Based on tangible elements, Josh Allen is not good. There is a chance he’ll be a good QB but that would be the exception, not the rule. When you have been 1-31 over the last 2 years in a draft class that actually has 4 QB’s (Darnold,Rosen,Mayfield,Rudolph) who are worthy of 1st round picks, to pass up on them for Josh Allen? I think Darnold has the best blend of being NFL ready now and having a very high ceiling, Mayfield would had been a generational prospect if he were 4 inches taller, Rosen has the footwork, mechanics and elite intermediate accuracy and probably the highest floor of these QB’s. Pick one of them

  8. Oh, so he wants to be like Alex Smith and Carson Palmer and just go from team-to-team instead of being a true long term Franchise Quarterback like DaBreeze, Mister Rodgers, TB12 et al.

    Oh, okay lol

  9. I hope the pick isn’t Rosen. And I really hope it isn’t Mayfield. We’ve seen that show before. I don’t think any QB has a real leg up on any other, so the chatter is just that – chatter. But I do appreciate this kid’s drive. As an athlete I always wanted the ball with 2 minutes left in the 4th behind by 6 – this kids wants to save a city and a program that hasn’t seen much of anything since it returned to the league in ’99. I’d take a chance on that, especially since I believe Taylor will surprise.

  10. Please, pass up this guy. When is a “project” with dubious upside deserving #1? Take Mayfield, and be done with it. At least he can play well without fumbling or throwing INTs, or being carted off the field concussed into next year’s Wimbledon’s fantasies and dreams.

  11. Not sure that he said one honest thing. Pressure is good for making you old quick ; you dont want that. Two, no you don’t thrive under pressure –in fact, you cracked when matched against elite competition. Third, you are from California, Cleveland is not good weather or location.

  12. I wouldn’t wish going to cleveland on anyone except King Pimple of a Man and Moochelle – they deserve a life sentence there.

  13. First, Buffalo is not this terrible team anymore. Thank God. But we are climbing and ranked better than other teams in league let’s not forget. But I’m torn on the QB situation this year. Work who we have and load up the team with all the picks we have. Go after another rookie and hope this time it works…let’s rem we’ve tried that before too. Hold out and let everyone go after them this year when we will have top selectees next year too. It’s a tough call bc we really have suffered in the position for soooo long now!

  14. The Browns should select Sasquan Barkley. That’ll remove any incentive for the Giants. The Browns could then trade places with the Giants sweetening the deal with, say, a fourth rounder. The Browns could then select the QB of their choice. It’s a win-win for the the Browns if they could pull that off. And the Giants could still get their consolation prize.

  15. Like I have been saying. The Browns need to take Barkley at # 1 and let the QB come to them. Their are 3, possibly 4 qb’s that are all pretty much equal, but any one of those four will be a much better QB with a weapon like Barkley in the back field. You need to know what Barley is doing on every play, otherwise you’ll be looking at the back of his jersey after he blows by you and as a defense, that ain’t where you want to be. Take Barley at one and the best available at # 4 because you already drafted the game changer. ALSO, wait till you see Tyrod Taylor’s #’s go wild next season too via Barkley’s presence. . .

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