Cleveland Browns defensive back Joe Haden is among the premier secondary talents in the NFL and would have an unlimited choice of suitors if he opted to enter free agency after the 2014 season. But Haden doesn’t seem to be very interested in that idea, suggesting that he wants to be part of the Browns franchise when the organization turns itself around.
“I’m not just going to run away to go somewhere else,” he said. “That’s not what I’m about that’s not what I stand for. I want to be there when it changes because that city is ready for a winner. Some of the best fans in the league and I want to be there when we do start winning. We’ll turn Cleveland out.”
Haden, who says contractual talks with the Browns have been ‘all positive’ did admit that money is an issue, but it’s not a priority and he is committed to staying in Cleveland and helping turning the Browns franchise around.
That’s not a statement you hear much from pending free agents, so I’m sure that’s music to the ears of Browns fans.
Haden will be entering the final year of his rookie contract this season.