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QB Brock Osweiler - Cleveland Browns

6-7, 242Born: 11-22-1990College: Arizona StateDrafted: Round 2

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Cleveland's acquisition of Osweiler via trade was peculiar. Houston was so ready to get his $16 million 2017 salary off the books that they also sent Cleveland multiple picks in the deal. At the time, many speculated that Cleveland would trade Osweiler elsewhere or release him before he ever plays a down, but he's still on the roster and in a two-way race with DeShone Kizer to be the team's starter. The team is going nowhere regardless of whether or not Osweiler wins the job, and he hasn't shown the ability or promise to be an NFL starter anywhere. Even if he stays on the team and wins the job out of camp, he's likely to give way to the rookie Kizer sooner rather than later. (August 14)

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2015 DEN 8 170 275 1967 10 6 21 61 1 1
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2017 PROJ-Dodds 5 77 129 * * * 8 * * *
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2017 PROJ-Wood 2 25 40 * * * 1 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 5 102 173 * * * 18 * * *

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Latest News

Browns | Teammate expects Brock Osweiler to start (Wed Aug 16, 07:12 PM) - Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas said he believes QB Brock Osweiler will open the season as the starting quarterback based on what he has seen during practice.

Our View: Osweiler has more experience than Cody Kessler and he's been doing more than any other Browns quarterback in camp. Rookie DeShone Kizer could be the quarterback of the future, but it looks like Osweiler could be the starter to begin the 2017 regular season.
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Browns | Brock Osweiler will start next game (Wed Aug 16, 05:02 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Brock Osweiler will start Week 2 of the preseason, according to head coach Hue Jackson. Osweiler will be followed by QB DeShone Kizer, then QB Cody Kessler.

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Browns | Brock Osweiler, DeShone Kizer splitting reps (Sat Aug 12, 05:05 PM) - Cleveland Browns QBs Brock Osweiler and DeShone Kizer are splitting snaps with the first-team offense during practice Saturday, Aug. 12.

Our View: Osweiler is the starter for now, but Kizer is likely the future of the team. If Kizer continues to show well, then he could win the starting job at some point during the year...even perhaps at the start of the season.
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Browns | Quarterback job Brock Osweiler's to lose? (Wed Aug 9, 01:41 PM) - Cleveland Browns QB Brock Osweiler will not only start the team's preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, Aug. 10, but ESPN's Pat McManamon believes there is 'probably a 75-percent chance' Osweiler keeps the job if he leads the offense 'sufficiently' in that contest.

Our View: This is probably about the lack of upside Cody Kessler offers and the team not wanting to rush DeShone Kizer more than Osweiler blowing them away. The team could also be trying to build a trade market for him. Either way, Osweiler doesn't help the outlook of any Browns offensive player.
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Browns | Brock Osweiler to start preseason game (Mon Aug 7, 08:11 AM) - Cleveland Browns QB Brock Osweiler will be the starter for the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 10.

Our View: Osweiler hasn't been getting many first-team reps in camp, and this doesn't necessarily mean that he is in the lead to start. Cody Kessler hasn't impressed in practices by any measure and DeShone Kizer might not be ready yet, so the team is assessing Osweiler to see if he can be a viable starter. He obviously wouldn't enhance the value of any of his targets.
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