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Brock Osweiler | Quarterback | #17

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 240
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (57) / DEN
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Brock Osweiler will start the Browns' second preseason game.
It's an expected decision despite Osweiler's poor showing in his preseason debut. DeShone Kizer will be the second quarterback through the rotation and remains in the mix for Cleveland's Week 1 job. Whoever starts the third preseason game will open the year as the starter. Aug 16 - 4:46 PM

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Brock Osweiler completed 6-of-14 passes for 42 yards in Thursday’s preseason opener.

Osweiler began the game with three consecutive three-and-outs against a Saints defense missing several starters before leading the Browns on a 74-yard drive that ended in a turnover on downs. Whether the Browns were starting Osweiler in the hopes of creating a trade market for him or just attempting to motivate either of their young quarterbacks behind him on the depth chart remains to be seen, but Osweiler isn't a serious long-term answer for the Browns.
Aug 10 - 9:46 PM

ESPN Browns reporter Pat McManamon believes the Browns' starting quarterback job is Brock Osweiler's "to lose."

Per McManamon, Osweiler has had his best two practices of camp the last two days after it was announced he would start the preseason opener. Osweiler has taken all of the first-team reps, with DeShone Kizer with the twos and Cody Kessler demoted to the third team. Osweiler would apparently have to lay an egg -- which he's very capable of doing -- to lose the job, while Kizer would have to light it up.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 9 - 1:15 PM

Speaking on the Dan Patrick Show, ESPN's Adam Schefter said the Browns were "not interested" in trading Brock Osweiler to the Dolphins.

It does not sound like the Dolphins ever officially made an offer -- Schefter said Miami was focused on Jay Cutler the entire time -- but Cleveland's lack of interest in moving Osweiler is notable, especially after they named him the starter for the first preseason game. It remains possible the Browns are just trying to drive up the price on a future trade, but Osweiler opening the season as Cleveland's starter is a possibility which has to be taken seriously.
Aug 7 - 9:55 AM

Browns coach Hue Jackson announced Brock Osweiler will start the first preseason game.

"Brock hasn’t really gotten any first team reps and this will give him that chance," Jackson said. "We look forward to seeing what he can do with this opportunity throughout the week and against the Saints." As Jackson points out, Osweiler has been working exclusively with the second-team offense, but Cody Kessler's struggles mean Cleveland has to give Osweiler a real look. The best-case scenario for the Browns would be DeShone Kizer winning the job outright, but he reportedly "looked like a rookie" during Friday's scrimmage. This could all simply be a ploy to prop up Osweiler's trade stock, but his starting chances have to be taken seriously at this point.
Source: Browns.com
Aug 7 - 8:16 AM

ESPN Cleveland reports "signs are pointing" to Brock Osweiler starting the Browns' first preseason game.

Osweiler hasn't seen many reps with the first-team offense, but outplayed DeShone Kizer and Cody Kessler in Friday's team scrimmage. Coach Hue Jackson said he could "shake things up" next week, suggesting Osweiler will be the new starter at practice. It's an unexpected turn in the Browns' quarterback battle. With Kessler struggling, the Week 1 job may be down to Osweiler and Kizer.
Aug 5 - 5:39 PM

Brock Osweiler said he is working hard on his "fundamentals" this offseason.

"I think that’s something that slid last season. I’m not going to go into great detail on that, but they did," Osweiler said in an obvious shot at the Texans. "If you go back to 2015, I feel like my fundamentals were pretty tight." The last assertion is debatable, but Osweiler has reportedly "impressed" during the offseason program and clearly said he wants "to be the starter of this team." That still seems unlikely, but it looks like he will get his shot in camp.
Jun 15 - 11:24 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Brock Osweiler has "impressed" at Browns OTAs.

One player told Schefter that he "wouldn't be surprised if Brock is QB1 heading into camp in July." Cody Kessler opened OTAs as the starter, but Osweiler, by all accounts, has been the most impressive quarterback in Browns practices. Some of the local media isn't buying into the hype, however, as ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi believes rookie DeShone Kizer is "gaining on" Osweiler and Kessler. This competition will carry over into preseason action.
Jun 7 - 10:28 AM

Brock Osweiler says he expects to be the Browns' starter.

"My expectation is always to start," Osweiler said. "But once again that's not my decision. I want to play and I want to help this team win, but I know there's a lot of work that needs to go into that." Osweiler has been working with the second-team offense at OTAs, but rotated in with the starters. The Browns quarterback competition should carry deep into training camp.
May 24 - 6:11 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson said Brock Osweiler has "done a good job" this offseason.

"He's been great in the room with the guys," Jackson continued. "We're going to continue to allow him to do that and see what he has to show for us." The end of those comments do not suggest Osweiler has a chance at the starting job, but it makes sense for the Browns to see what he can offer. Cody Kessler appears to be the favorite to open the season as the starter at this point.
Source: ESPN
May 16 - 12:20 PM

Before his child was born, Brock Osweiler had been working to organize throwing sessions with his wide receivers.

When the Browns traded for Osweiler last month, the expectation was that he would never play a down for Cleveland. But the Browns have yet to trade him and Osweiler seems fully committed, even showing up for the start of OTAs. The Browns are still on the hook for Osweiler's $16 million salary, so it wouldn't hurt to see what he can do. Osweiler is trying to be on his best behavior after burning tons of bridges on his way out of Houston.
Apr 19 - 6:30 PM

Browns EVP Sashi Brown said Wednesday that Brock Osweiler will compete for the starting job in Cleveland.

As NFL.com's Conor Orr points out, it's a pivot from previous comments coming out of Cleveland. The thinking since the Browns acquired Osweiler was that they would try to trade him for anything or simply release him and eat the contract for the Texans. Osweiler has been present for the start of voluntary workouts and, for right now, is the current No. 2 behind sophomore Cody Kessler.
Apr 19 - 12:25 PM

The Chronicle-Telegram reports Brock Osweiler was present at the beginning of the Browns' offseason workouts.

Osweiler is reportedly expected to be traded or released, so it is interesting he showed up for a voluntary workout. That said, coach Hue Jackson recently promised to "treat him just like we do all of our other quarterbacks" and expects him to "come in and compete." The Browns are likely just leaving their options open until the draft to see if any team comes in with a trade offer. It will still be surprising if Osweiler is on the roster when OTAs begin.
Apr 17 - 9:44 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns are still planning to trade or release Brock Osweiler.

Per reporter Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns "don't have much interest in a $16 million backup." It's a bit of a silly statement since the Browns will still be on the hook for the money if they cut Osweiler loose. That's infinitely more likely than finding a trade partner.
Apr 4 - 7:05 PM

Browns coach Hue Jackson claims he is preparing as if Brock Osweiler will be on the team this season.

"Obviously, he's a player on our team and we're going to treat him just like we do all of our other quarterbacks until he's not," said Jackson. It's classic coach-speak and really doesn't mean much of anything. Assuming the Patriots hold on to Jimmy Garoppolo, the Browns should select a quarterback early in the draft, possibly as soon as 12th overall. The Browns have shopped Osweiler, but releasing him is the more likely outcome. He's not long for Cleveland.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 26 - 1:11 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Brock Osweiler
2DeShone Kizer
3Cody Kessler
4Kevin Hogan
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3Matt Dayes
4Terrence Magee
5Brandon Wilds
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Duke Johnson
3RB1Duke Johnson
2Isaiah Crowell
FB1Dan Vitale
WR11Kenny Britt
2Ricardo Louis
3Mario Alford
4Jordan Leslie
5Rasheed Bailey
WR21Corey Coleman
2Rashard Higgins
3Jordan Payton
4Rannell Hall
5Josh Boyce
WR31Ricardo Louis
TE1David Njoku
2Randall Telfer
3Seth DeValve
4J.P. Holtz
5Taylor McNamara
LT1Joe Thomas
2Roderick Johnson
3Matt McCants
4Zach Sterup
LG1Joel Bitonio
2Spencer Drango
3Kitt O'Brien
C1J.C. Tretter
2Marcus Martin
3Gabe Ikard
4Austin Reiter
5Anthony Fabiano
RG1Kevin Zeitler
2John Greco
RT1Shon Coleman
2Cameron Erving
K1Zane Gonzalez
2Cody Parkey