Brock Osweiler could be Browns next bridge quarterback
The Browns are going to be paying Osweiler something in 2017 no matter what, so not give it some time and see what they actually have in him? After this season Osweiler has no guaranteed money left in his deal, so the Browns won’t incur any additional salary cap pain by keeping him around for a while.
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Having Osweiler on the roster would not stop the Browns from selecting a quarterback in the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft. While the evaluations of the available quarterbacks are all over the board, the one consensus seems to be that none of them are ready to step in and start from day one. Now that will drive media members and some fans mad, but it is important to remember that if the Browns select a quarterback in the draft, they are not doing it with Week 1 of 2017 in mind; they are selecting someone who can be the starter for the next decade.
With Osweiler on the roster, the Browns can draft a quarterback and seriously let him get up to speed in 2017 while Osweiler and (possibly) Cody Kessler help the Browns earn another high draft pick for 2018 in what should be the final big push in the rebuilding plan.