- Harry How/Getty Images
- Sam Darnold said that he’d be “honored to play for any team,” when asked how he would look in a Cleveland Browns uniform.
- The comments are garnering extra attention after a report said fellow prospect Josh Rosen would prefer to not play for the Browns.
- While we don’t yet know if either quarterback will even be in the 2018 draft, most presume they both will be present and apart of the drama in the first round.
USC quarterback Sam Darnold sounds like he’d be a lot more accepting of a job playing for the Browns than some others in his potential draft class this year.
According to ESPN, Darnold was asked how he would look in a Browns uniform, and replied that he would be “honored to play for any team.”
“Whenever I come out to go to the NFL, I think I’d be honored to play for any team,” Darnold said. “It’s been a dream of mine for such a long time to play in the NFL. Any team that would want to give me that opportunity to be a part of their organization, it would mean the world to me.”
While Darnold has not officially declared for the draft, the red-shirt sophomore is rated within the top ten picks on most draft boards. The Cleveland Browns have already secured the top overall pick in the 2018 draft, and should they believe that Darnold is the right fit for them, there’s a chance he could go at number one.
Darnold’s comments garnered a bit of extra attention because of how they compare to his fellow pro-prospect, UCLA’s Josh Rosen. Rosen made headlines earlier in the week when a report suggested he was hesitant to enter the draft this year for fear of being drafted by the Browns. Later, he said that he would “rather be a lower pick at the right team than a higher at the wrong team.”