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Brock Osweiler | Quarterback

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 235
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (57) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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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. Mar 26 - 1:11 PM

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According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, the Texans decided to move on from Brock Osweiler following a halftime altercation with coach Bill O'Brien in Week 17.

Osweiler's tiff with O'Brien had been mentioned in passing, but apparently it was the deciding factor in Houston's decision to find a new quarterback. Tom Savage started against the Titans in Week 17 but was ruled out in the second quarter after suffering a concussion. Osweiler lashed out at O'Brien after he was told that he'd be finishing the game, ripping O'Brien for using him only because he had to. As the conflict escalated, Osweiler accused O'Brien of holding him hostage after O'Brien blocked him from walking away. Eventually the two had to be separated. It's common for stories to leak out like this after a messy divorce, but clearly Osweiler was never right for Houston.
Mar 12 - 12:53 PM

ESPN's Rich Cimini called Brock Osweiler a "name I'd watch" in the Jets' quarterback search.

The Browns are holding out hope they can trade Osweiler, but that's not going to happen. When Osweiler is inevitably released, the Jets could theoretically sign him for the $775,000 minimum with Cleveland covering the rest of his $16 million salary. New York's quarterback alternatives include Jay Cutler, Colin Kaepernick, Matt McGloin and potentially Trevor Siemian should the Broncos make him available. Cincinnati's A.J. McCarron has also been linked to the Jets.
Mar 12 - 8:51 AM

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports the Browns are looking to trade Brock Osweiler for a third-round pick.

The Browns are willing to throw in a fifth-rounder and are open to paying half of Osweiler's salary. Per Cabot, if the Browns can't find a taker, they'll release Osweiler and eat the $16 million remaining on his contract. The Browns are positioning themselves to make a run at Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Cabot's report all but confirms that Osweiler will never play a down in Cleveland.
Mar 11 - 2:08 PM's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns are "trying to shop" Brock Osweiler.

Emphasis on trying. There's been conjecture on what the Browns plan to do with their newly-acquired piece of bad debt, but it doesn't seem like they will give it a chance to start. Osweiler is likely to either be cut or dealt. The smart money is on released, making Osweiler a true NBA acquire-and-buyout acquisition.
Mar 10 - 12:45 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports teams are already reaching out to the Browns about Brock Osweiler.

This sounds like the Browns leaking a report to drum up interest, but it shows the focus of their trade was not the quarterback. Cleveland essentially spent cap space to acquire a second-round pick, and they might end up not having to pay all of Osweiler's $16 million salary if a trade partner is found. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports they are looking to trade Brock and a late-round pick for a 2018 third-rounder, and are willing to eat some of his salary. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Browns plan to cut Osweiler if they cannot find any takers, which seems like the most likely outcome. Still, this was a great forward-thinking trade for Cleveland.
Mar 9 - 4:36 PM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Browns are considering releasing Brock Osweiler.

This report comes just 20 minutes after the Browns acquired Osweiler from Houston in a bombshell trade nobody saw coming. It looks like there's a good chance Osweiler will never play a down for Cleveland as the Browns will simply absorb his $16 million salary and move on. Cleveland has all the cap space in the world so the $16 million hit isn't a big deterrent. Perhaps the Browns will package their first-round pick with the 2018 second-rounder they just received from Houston in a trade for Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
Mar 9 - 4:01 PM

Browns acquired Brock Osweiler, a 2018 second-round pick, and a 2017 sixth-round pick from the Texans in exchange for a 2017 fourth-round pick.

This is a straight salary dump the likes of which we normally only see in the NBA. Essentially, the Texans sent a second-round pick to Cleveland in order to get the Browns to take Osweiler's bloated deal off their hands. With zero cap concerns, the Browns can pay Osweiler the rest of the guaranteed money ($16 million) on his contract, give him a shot to win the starting job, and cut him next offseason with no financial ramifications if (when) it does not work out all while landing a second-round pick. It is a no-brainer move for Cleveland. With Osweiler off the books, the Texans look set to make a real run at Tony Romo.
Mar 9 - 3:41 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien confirmed at the Combine that Brock Osweiler will have to compete to keep his starting job.

Infamously nicknamed "The Heist" by The Ringer's Mike Lombardi, Osweiler was atrocious his first year in Houston and will enter 2017 on a short leash, assuming he wins the Texans' starting quarterback job at all. If the Texans were truly prioritizing winning, they would be pulling out all the stops to acquire Tony Romo at this moment. Owner Bob McNair seems so disgusted by last year's Osweiler decision, however, that he's going to force O'Brien and GM Rick Smith to work it out without any big offseason acquisitions.
Mar 3 - 3:09 PM

Texans GM Rick Smith said the team has "got to get better production from the quarterback position."

The sentiment meshes with what owner Bob McNair said Wednesday, but Smith's comments suggest the team could look outside the organization for help. "We'll be aggressive," Smith said, "we'll be diligent and we'll do our best to improve this football team." With Brock Osweiler already counting $19 million against the cap, it is unlikely the Texans can afford to bring in a top quarterback like Tony Romo or trade for and sign Jimmy Garoppolo, but perhaps they will take an early swing in the draft. With J.J. Watt coming back, the defense could be even better next season, but they need to find a quarterback to become real contenders.
Feb 2 - 12:16 PM

Texans owner Bob McNair said Brock Osweiler "needs to step up" in 2017.

McNair added he thinks Osweiler is up to the challenge, but he did not mince words about what the Texans need in 2017. "We need better performance out of that position," McNair said. "The challenge is trying to figure out what we can do with what we've got. We thought that we had it, and it didn't quite measure up." McNair also hinted Tom Savage, who started two games in 2016, will get every chance to unseat Osweiler in the summer. The defense should be good enough to carry them another season, but the Texans need to get better at quarterback to be a real contender.
Feb 2 - 9:41 AM

Coach Bill O'Brien said it's "too early to know" if Brock Osweiler will be the Texans' starting quarterback in 2017.

The Texans handed Osweiler $37 million guaranteed last offseason, and he proceeded to be a total disaster and the main reason the Texans were held back from bigger and better things. His $16 million salary for 2017 is guaranteed, and Osweiler carries a $19 million cap hit. He would count $25 million against the cap if the Texans release or trade him. There just don't seem to be many other avenues for the Texans to travel unless they make a run at Tony Romo.
Jan 16 - 12:51 PM

Brock Osweiler completed 23-of-40 passes for 198 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the Texans' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

Lacking confidence in an arch-conservative game plan, Osweiler played predictably tentatively and mostly stuck to checkdowns. His lone threatening downfield throw was dropped in the end zone by Will Fuller. After mostly avoiding mistakes in the first two quarters, Osweiler melted down in the second half with three interceptions, first on a play where Patriots FS Devin McCourty read Osweiler's eyes the whole way and the last two on errant overthrows intended for DeAndre Hopkins and Ryan Griffin. The $72 million Osweiler Experiment was an abject 2016 disaster. The contract will go down as one of the worst in NFL history.
Jan 14 - 11:32 PM

Brock Osweiler completed 14-of-25 passes for 168 yards and one touchdown in the Texans' 27-14, Wild Card win over the Raiders.

Osweiler added 15 yards rushing and another touchdown on the ground on a play-action bootleg to the right on a second-and-goal run from the one-yard line. He didn't make many great throws in this one and could have been picked off more than once, but the Raiders stood zero chance on offense with Connor Cook at quarterback. Osweiler didn't have to make many plays, and he made enough to get the easy win. His best throw was a sideline bomb to DeAndre Hopkins for 38 yards before the two hooked up for a two-yard touchdown a couple plays later. Osweiler and the Texans will either head to Kansas City or New England next weekend. Coach Bill O'Brien confirmed after the win that Osweiler will start the Divisional Round game.
Jan 7 - 8:03 PM

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Brock Osweiler and coach Bill O'Brien had a "loud argument" during halftime of Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Titans.

Osweiler and O'Brien both downplayed the incident when asked about it. "You've got competitive guys, passionate guys about the team, about winning, especially quarterback-head coach," said O'Brien. "If there was a what you would term a heated exchange, that happens all the time." Exchanges like this happen on a near-weekly basis in the NFL but this one is notable simply because of how frustrating a season it's been for Osweiler. Tensions are clearly high in Houston ahead of Saturday's playoff opener against Oakland. O'Brien could be on the hot seat if the Texans go one-and-done for the second year in a row.
Jan 4 - 5:51 PM

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3RB1Duke Johnson
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5Josh Boyce
WR31Rashard Higgins
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2Matt McCants
LG1Joel Bitonio
2Spencer Drango
3Marcus Martin
C1J.C. Tretter
2Marcus Martin
3Austin Reiter
4Anthony Fabiano
RG1Kevin Zeitler
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RT1Shon Coleman
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K1Cody Parkey
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