Daily Dawg Tags: Josh Rosen already a polarizing figure
Josh Rosen has not even declared for the 2018 NFL Draft, but he may have already declared his thoughts about being taken by the Cleveland Browns.
There is always enough drama surrounding the Cleveland Browns to keep fans interested even when the team has little to no success on the field.
The latest drama involves UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, who has not even declared for the 2018 NFL Draft.
If he does declare, some Browns fans thought he was a sure thing with the No. 1 overall pick. That may change if the player himself has some thoughts about being a Brown.
Rosen is playing it like a politician and not directly saying he doesn’t want to play for the Browns, but this statement is rather clear.
In one sense, I can’t blame Rosen if he truly doesn’t want to play for the Browns, especially if Hue Jackson remains the coach in 2018. However, this is the way of life with the NFL Draft being the system in place.
If the Browns do decide to take Rosen, they could always pursue a trade, such as the one seen with Eli Manning and Philip Rivers. But at that point, it is almost easier just to draft someone who won’t create a headache from the start.
Rosen could also return to school, effectively putting this story to rest, as long as the Browns don’t own the number one overall pick once again in 2019.
We take a look at this news and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns news:
John Dorsey reportedly wants nothing to do with UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen
"The Cleveland Browns have the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, but general manager John Dorsey may have already crossed one name off his wish list."
Could Bruce Arians be the savior the Browns are searching for?
"The Cleveland Browns are not in the market for a head coach – yet – but if Bruce Arians becomes available could that all change?"
Hue Jackson’s culture of ‘Not Me’ (NFL Spin Zone)
"To get ahead with the Cleveland Browns under head coach Hue Jackson, you just have to remember one rule: Blame someone else."
Browns get their QB and help the secondary: Mock Draft (cleveland.com)
"Yes, it is way too early to know where anyone is going in the 2018 NFL Draft. There are many, many unknowns, including the draft order itself."
NFL power rankings, Week 16: Chiefs, Jaguars clinch division titles (FanSided)
"Down to the final two weeks of the NFL’s 98th season, a few more teams join the playoff field while other clubs see their postseason aspirations disappear."
James Harrison signing with Patriots (PFT)
"So, this isn’t just the Patriots bringing a guy in for a visit to mess with the Steelers."