Osweiler tells reporters, “No news”

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Two days ago, quarterback Brock Osweiler became the subject of the NFL’s first ever hot potato trade, with the player being dumped and his former team giving up draft picks to make the deal happen. To his credit, Osweiler followed through on a commitment he had made to Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner.

Osweiler showed up for Warner’s charity flag-football tournament. Asked by reporters for comment, Osweiler said, “No news.”

“It says a lot about the character of the man, something I knew a long time ago,” Warner said, via ESPN.com. “It’s not easy when you got cameras out here and people are going to ask you, and the hardest part is when you don’t have answers. He’s out here and he’s like, ‘I don’t really know. I don’t know how to answer it.’

“There’s a lot of question marks. For him to go, ‘You know what? I made this commitment and I want to come out here and help, and this is what’s it’s all about,’ I’m very grateful that he did that.”

Warner also gave Osweiler some free advice.

“It’s easy to panic and try to go and get it done quickly,” Warner said of Osweiler’s next stop. “We’ve been talking a lot about just being patient about the process and sitting down and making sure you’re 100 percent comfortable with where you go.”

He’ll never be going to the team that traded for him. The Browns will trade him (not likely) or cut him (more likely) before he ever plays for the Browns.

42 responses to “Osweiler tells reporters, “No news”

  1. The highs and lows this kid has experienced in just the last three years are almost unbelievable. I neither like nor dislike him but it has certainly been a ride for him and I give him credit for not (publicly at least) giving a lot of indications he’s bothered by it.

    OTOH he’s putting $16M in his pocket even if he doesn’t wear anybody’s uniform this year so that would tend to keep one’s outlook sunny I think.

  2. if they release him without even seeing what he can do for them … they are more stupid than we thought.

  3. Does anybody have any news about the team’s intentions that do not come from Tony Grossi or Mary Kay Cabot? Both have an investment in the idea that the Browns are trading for Garapolo and they want Osweiller to go.

  4. The Browns have denied they are going to just release him without a look. Unless a trade appears, they will allow him to compete. The two mentioned reporters have been pushing a narrative that I’m sure Hue Jackson is unaware of. If Hue actually is a QB guru, then here’s a kid who could use your help. Make him a viable NFL QB, Hue, and you make this the greatest NFL trade perhaps of all time.

  5. It’d be funny if he was the answer in Cleveland. He’s lanky like Kosar. Houston ain’t a well-oiled machine. I can’t say too many bad things about his Denver starts, especially when Peyton was wanting to play. His team won the division. Yeah he got the hook in the end by a coach that never supported him and that he knew didn’t have his back. I’m not sure if I’m going to hold much against him at the end of last season either.

    If I’m Cleveland, I use the picks and get a QB to push Brock. Stay put and get a defensive phenom at the top of the draft. You can get a QB at 12 and beyond in this draft.

    Or, Cleveland could use a couple of their pile of picks and have Romo.

    If Hue can get an offense clicking with Dalton, he could get one going with Brock after a couple of seasons (and if Cleveland would quit cutting everyone that has any experience).

  6. The writers here are acting like Osweiler is Brandon Weeden or something. The guy got his team to the playoffs last year. He has more production than Jimmy Garropolo. Plus he contributed to a Super Bowl season. Already this offseason, teams have signed worse quarterbacks. He will definitely play this season, and absolutely has trade value.

  7. The business side of the NFL will destroy you mentally if you are thin-skinned. For us non-NFLers, the same can be said for any work related drama we go through.

    In my opinion, Houston embarrassed themselves and Os by going all in and then dropping him like yesterday’s news. Obviously Os didn’t prove himself on the field, but c’mon, transitioning from one team playbook, coach, and situation to the next cannot be easy.

    In the end, Brock’s got millions in the bank and a chance to bounce back. Might be time to subscribe to the TB12 Academy of Diet and Mind Science.

    Good luck fellow Sun Devil!

  8. Nobody drafted Kurt Warner. Obviously, no NFL team thought he was worth a 7th round pick. Green Bay signed his as an undrafted free agent. Green Bay’s a smart team, right? Well, they weren’t impressed and they let him go. He bounced around to a couple minor league teams, then ended up with the Rams. The Rams weren’t too impressed, but they kept him around as a backup. Then, Trent Green got hurt, and the Rams were forced to go with Warner. The Rams won the super bowl as soon as Warner got on the field. Everybody misjudged the guy. Fast forward to Brock Osweiler. This guy can play too. All the same people who didn’t think Warner could play, don’t have confidence in Osweiler. Well I’m sitting here, and I don’t have a lot of confidence in these NFL GM’s ability to evaluate QBs. None of these guys thought Dak Prescott was worth a third round pick. How smart are they?

  9. He is a tall guy, but what’s driven me crazy since his ASU days was his sidearm throwing motion. He should go over the top more. Unlikely to change now but maybe Hue can turn him around. He has more potential than a lot of the other Free Agent QBs.

  10. If the Browns cut Brock and start Kessler, then they’re blatantly tanking this season to make their 2018 draft bounty — another 11 picks, right? — even sweeter.

    Can’t blame them if they go for it (I would), but it’s disingenuous for them to pretend it’s because Brock is worse than Kessler.

  11. Fried me when he beat Pats in OT in Denver, but I always pull for somebody that all the experts are dumping on. He’ll get all the dough even if he continues to stink, but maybe he can turn the corner if given another shot.

  12. tonebones says:

    Well I’m sitting here, and I don’t have a lot of confidence in these NFL GM’s ability to evaluate QBs.

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    tonebones is a GENIUS!

  13. bobbyonespur says:
    Mar 11, 2017 9:11 PM
    Just me or is this starting to look a little bad for Elway……
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    Bad? Lol. Elway let Osweiler GO.

  14. thrifty says:
    Mar 11, 2017 10:02 PM

    Bad? Lol. Elway let Osweiler GO.
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    He offered Osweiler 16 mil a year and 30 million guaranteed, so please stop with the idea that the genius Elway knew he was a bust.

  15. butzmark says: “Does anybody have any news about the team’s intentions that do not come from Tony Grossi or Mary Kay Cabot? Both have an investment in the idea that the Browns are trading for Garapolo and they want Osweiller to go.”
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    Excellent comment, couldn’t agree more.

  16. The Browns wont use Osweiler? The Browns who won one game last season?

    Its not like they have Aaron Rodgers as QB. Since they have to pay Osweiler anyways… they might as well kick the tires and see how it drives.

  17. Looks like Garoppolo.

    Patriots want a 1 and 2 for JG. So the Patriots trade away their 1,2 and 3 for 3 a proven players (Cooks), a semi healthy Allen and a talented but insonsistant, Ealy). I forgot who gave them the 4th round pick.

    But that is not a bad draft if you’re picking 32.

    So now the Pats have two 4th rounders and down.

    Enter Cleveland:

    Cleveland trades their 13th pick and the Texans #2 for the Patriots JG and their 4th.

    So the Patriots move up 17 or so slots in round 1 and 12 or so slots in round 2.

    They give up a back-up QB and lose a 3rd.

    Imagine if Belichick starts trading back? They could end up with a lower 1 and extra 2 and a 3.

    All for a back up QB.

    I’m not a Pats fan but man, sure seems easy to see what Cleveland is doing.

    PS: They might even take Osweiller for say 2 mil. Or they can use the 13th to pick a QB or trade back if they want Mahomes. Osweiller wasn’t a bad back-up. Patriots just might see Osweiller as a good enough back-up and you still got Brissett.

    Cleveland, while seeming stupid, will give JG a huge contract and it cost them an extra 14 to 16 mill which when spread out (if JG is the real deal) is no big deal with the cap going up.

    Not to mention, Cleveland has already gotten better in FA.

    When it is all said and done, the Patriots are huge winners and the Browns are rolling the dice on the guy who would be the #1 pick in the draft. Plus they still get the #1 pick in the draft who looks like a beast.

  18. “ibillwt says:
    Mar 11, 2017 9:33 PM

    Fried me when he beat Pats in OT in Denver, but I always pull for somebody that all the experts are dumping on. He’ll get all the dough even if he continues to stink, but maybe he can turn the corner if given another shot.”

    Exactly, Broncos fans should give him some credit… without that win, Pats would have had homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.

    Which means the Pats vs Broncos would have been in Gillette instead of Mile High, and Gronk wouldnt have had problems breathing.

  19. isaacnewtonqb says:
    Mar 11, 2017 9:05 PM
    “The Browns have denied they are going to just release him without a look. Unless a trade appears, they will allow him to compete. The two mentioned reporters have been pushing a narrative that I’m sure Hue Jackson is unaware of. If Hue actually is a QB guru, then here’s a kid who could use your help. Make him a viable NFL QB, Hue, and you make this the greatest NFL trade perhaps of all time.”

    Well said.

  20. Osweiller is the current poster child for the dangers of chasing money in free agency when you don’t have the talent to back it up. Yes he got a huge payday but as a result a team that made the playoffs by default of “some team in this crappy division has to make it” cuts him after one season and a team that had one win and only one remaining QB on their roster seemingly doesn’t want him because he isn’t as good as the one QB they have left on the roster yet would be paid like it (the guy makes Cody Kessler look like Payton Manning by comparison stats wise). Had he stayed in Denver they’d be more inclined to stick with him and develop him but instead he’s now getting the Matt Cassel treatment.

    If Cleveland doesn’t get the Garrappolo trade my money is on a QB competition between Kessler, Colin Kaepernick(who they’ll get dirt cheap) and whomever they use the #12 pick on but something tells me they wouldn’t have done the Osweiller deal if they didn’t know for sure it was going to net them something in a future trade.

  21. He offered Osweiler 16 mil a year and 30 million guaranteed, so please stop with the idea that the genius Elway knew he was a bust.
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    He was a bust in Houston. He was not a bust in Denver, where he guided his team through a tough part of the schedule and into the playoffs. Brock felt disrespected when Kubiak went with Manning in the playoffs, feeling he was the one who got them there.
    Brock moved on to what turned out to be a bad situation for him. But he was far from a bust in Denver and Elway was going to pay accordingly.
    Brock will once again be a starting NFL QB if he can find the right situation. And Elway will continue to be a genius whose teams win Super Bowls.

  22. The Browns are sitting pretty with draft picks and salary cap money. Trust me, the Browns WILL FIND A WAY to screw up every single draft pick. The front office needs a revamp. Whenever you are down, feeling lost. Can’t make a confident decision for your franchise? Just look at that bracelet on your wrist that says WWBBD. What Would Bill Belichick do?Probably go to a quik trip or 7-11 and offer their clerks a try out.

  23. Don’t get the angst over Brock. The Browns have a ton of cap room, they waived RG III and saved about half of Brock’s cost, and the QBs the Browns have are backups. The net of Brock being added and RG III being subtracted is less than the increase of the salary cap.

    The Browns have built in cost control since they are building through the draft and have so many draft picks the next couple years.

  24. Return to Denver, but be willing to adjust your Hoston-We-Have-A-Problem contract for a one year prove-it-again. You had success there– rediscover your skills & get back your confidence.

  25. Osweiler had a terrible year but that’s no reason to treat him like garbage. Showing a little class won’t cost Cleveland anything.

  26. Browns should start Brock – he’s the best QB they’ve had for a while, great QBs are hard to find, and he comes at what is for QBs (these days) a reasonable price. Elway was prepared to pay him this kind of salary (without the bonus pick!).

    Don’t understand all the Brock-hate – without their star player he led the Texans into the playoffs and it took the Patriots at home to knock them out! But it was clear that Brock and O’Brien never meshed. Their loss.

  27. “If Hue actually is a QB guru, then here’s a kid who could use your help. Make him a viable NFL QB, Hue, and you make this the greatest NFL trade perhaps of all time.”

    Very true comment made by someone earlier in the thread . If Hue can turn O’s career around it could go down as one of the biggest one sided trades ever.

    As others have pointed out, O actually wasn’t that bad last year. Okay he wasn’t great either especially considering the money he was getting paid.

    Hue do your thing. Nothing would be as sweet as redemption. At least take a look at the guy and give Hue a chance with him to work his magic.

  28. I would not be surprised if Osweiler is their QB this year. By all appearances this is not a strong year for drafting a QB ready to start. Browns have greatly improved their offensive line in free agency. Jackson is very good developing quarterbacks. It is also highly likely that his contract could be restructured. Next year is the draft with good quarterback prospects. This years draft is strong with defensive players. With all their draft picks, they are set to build a strong base for the future. A franchise quarterback is not needed yet, but a passable veteran is a good choice as a bridge.

  29. johnthorpe says:
    Mar 11, 2017 9:32 PM
    If the Browns cut Brock and start Kessler, then they’re blatantly tanking this season to make their 2018 draft bounty — another 11 picks, right? — even sweeter.

    If they want to make their draft bounty sweeter they should play Brock.

  30. Elway, who knows a little bit about the position and Brock, was willing to pay him 14M last year. Of course, that ship has sailed, but in this QB short league, I can’t believe someone isn’t willing to give him a chance at 6-8 M.

  31. Of course elway offered him a contract. Brock won key games to keep the broncos atop the afc and get the number one seed. Without Brock the broncos most likely don’t make it to super bowl 50. Then we’d have to hear all the patriots fans gloating about their three peat. Nobody would want that except for patriot fans

  32. droppedinagreasefire says:
    Mar 12, 2017 8:52 AM
    Shoulda stayed in Denver Brocky Boy.
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    Denver should’ve tried to keep him. They certainly need a QB right now.

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