Brock Osweiler could be Browns next bridge quarterback
While no team is interested in trading for Osweiler right now, a deal could emerge in moments once training camp and the preseason gets underway.
If the Browns hold onto him though training camp, they are only one quarterback injury away from a desperate team giving them a call. They won’t be able to pull off a trade for a first-round pick the way that the Philadelphia Eagles did with Sam Bradford, but they should be able to get more for Osweiler in that situation than they would now.
If not, the Browns can always release Osweiler in the final roster cutdown or hold onto him until the trading deadline to see if something good emerges.
It all comes down to the fact that – no matter what – the Browns will be paying Osweiler at least some portion of his guaranteed salary for this season.
There is almost no downside to keeping Osweiler on the roster at least through training camp. If he shows that he can be the player that he was in Denver, then the Browns can let him play this fall and move on after the season.
If it turns out that the true Osweiler was the one that everyone saw last season in Houston, the Browns can move on at any point and they haven’t really lost all that much.
When it comes to the Browns, patience is a four-letter word. But in this instance, a little bit of patience may result in a satisfying pay off.