Cleveland Browns: Hard to get too up or down about Brock Osweiler
Cleveland Browns fans may hear good things about Brock Osweiler’s summer performance, but no one knows if he will even be on the final roster.
The Brock Osweiler situation continues to be confounding.
He was brought here with little to no fanfare, with the front office poised to trade him. However, it may not have been taken into consideration how hard it would be to do just that.
Osweiler remains on the team where he is the most experienced quarterback on the Cleveland Browns roster. If he makes it to training camp without being cut or traded, he may give Cody Kessler a fight for that starting job.
The only problem is fans don’t know whether to take his play seriously or not because the trade narrative seems to still stand. The team hasn’t committed to keeping Osweiler for the duration of the season, which is odd because he is still owed $16 million.
We have been down this road of talking about the pros and cons of keeping him on the team, but one part often left out of the conversation is what happens if he outplays everyone else.
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Because based on his experience in the league, it is possible Osweiler shows enough in training camp both on and off the field to be determined the best available quarterback over Kessler and the rookie DeShone Kizer.
This may cause fans who hate Osweiler to freak out, but his play in camp might not even matter. It is possible he can do well and still be cut by the Browns as he has no part in the team’s future plans.
It would seem to be an odd move given he can help the team, but Hue Jackson may rather move forward with someone actually in the team’s future rather than a one-year guy.
The quarterback situation hasn’t been big in the news as we are still over a month out from training camp, but the constant coverage of practice could lead to calls for Osweiler to be the starter.
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This seems to be an annual exercise for Browns fans, so let’s hope the front office provides some clarity on the situation before it gets out of hand.