Josh Rosen seems to confirm report about avoiding Browns
A comment from Josh Rosen seems to confirm the recent report about him wanting to avoid being drafted by the Cleveland Browns.
Rosen’s UCLA Bruins are playing in the Cactus Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats Tuesday evening in Phoenix. Rosen will not be playing because he was not medically cleared following a concussion he suffered last month against Cal, which marked his second concussion of the season. He still has talked with reporters ahead of the game. On Tuesday, ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss shared this quote from Rosen about the NFL Draft:
UCLA QB Josh Rosen on getting drafted by certain teams, if he comes out this year: “I’d rather be a lower pick at the right team than a higher at the wrong team.”
— Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) December 26, 2017
A report on Sunday from ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Rosen would consider returning to school to avoid being drafted by the Cleveland Browns, who have had one winning season since 2003 and only made the playoffs once since 1995.
Rosen is a junior and has the option of returning to school, though new Bruins head coach Chip Kelly’s offense might not be ideal for his style of play. But the point remains: Rosen may not be a lock to enter the NFL Draft. Some players just want to be drafted as high as possible. Some want to go No. 1 and believe they can turn any team around. Some want the money and fame and hype that goes with being No. 1. But obviously Rosen sees more than that and is more interested in fit and going to the right team.