The Jets are shedding veterans and committing to the tanking life for the 2017 NFL season. With the grand prize of USC’s Sam Darnold or UCLA’s Josh Rosen waiting at the top of the draft, the race to the bottom in the NFL in 2017 is going to be intense, and the only way there is by throwing in the towel before the season begins.
Today, Colin said that the culture of a team that is actively engaged in not being competitive is a toxic destination for an NFL rookie quarterback, and the Browns and Jets are entering the season with weak rosters, no answers at quarterback, and have shown no urgency to pursue viable short term solutions.
Colin’s advice to Darnold or Rosen if the Browns or Jets are sitting at the top of the draft? Stay in school.
They would be better off getting more reps in another year of college than getting going to either team. More college experience for quarterback prospects is rarely a bad thing. Some good cultures have down years, but these are just bad cultures and should be avoided in the interest of long-term career health.
Rosen and Darnold have the leverage in this situation. They shouldn’t reward teams for tanking.
If I’m Josh Rosen or Sam Darnold and the two worst teams in [the NFL] next year are the Jets & Browns, I’m staying in school.”
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) June 7, 2017