Browns GM says Josh Rosen report is ‘fake news’
New Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey says a report that he would not draft Josh Rosen is “fake news.”
The Browns have the Nos. 1 and 4 pick in the upcoming NFL draft and are expected to use one of the two on a quarterback. Rosen is viewed as one of the top quarterback prospects in the draft class, so he would be expected to be in consideration for the top pick. However, Draft Analyst Tony Pauline reported last month that Dorsey had previously advised staying away from Rosen in the draft.
— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) December 24, 2017
When Dorsey made his original comment to Pauline, it was anonymously for a piece published in November. Pauline later outed Dorsey after Dorsey became the GM of the Browns.
Now that he is the Browns’ GM and the possibility of drafting Rosen exists, Dorsey is backing off those original comments.
“It’s fake news because first off I’ve never talked to the kid,” Dorsey told Cleveland.com at the Senior Bowl on Tuesday. “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.”
Dorsey also said that the report about Rosen not wanting to go to Cleveland does not bother him.
In addition to Rosen, Josh Allen, Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield are considered by many to be among the top quarterbacks in the class. ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. had Allen going No. 1 overall in his first mock draft.