After a season of raising his stock, Josh Rosen is trying to tumble it. The UCLA quarterback, who’s expected to be one of the top picks in next year’s draft, only seemed to add fuel to a recent report that he does not want to wind up in Cleveland, the owners of the No. 1 pick next April. That could bode well for the Giants, who currently slot into the No. 2 position. “I’d rather be a lower pick at the right team than a higher at the wrong team,” Rosen told ESPN before the Bruins’ Cactus Bowl on Tuesday against Kansas State, in which Rosen was not expected to play because of a concussion. The “wrong team,” everyone believes, is the Browns, who have an 0-15 record and miserable history of developing quarterbacks. On Sunday, ESPN reported Rosen would consider going back for his senior season if it becomes clear the Browns envision him as their top pick. The report stated he would rather be drafted by a team like the Giants, suffering through a 2-13 season with Eli Manning looking every bit of his 36 years of age.
Josh Rosen now openly hints at Browns refusal as Giants gain hope
New York Post | Dec 26