Brock Osweiler intends to win the Browns’ starting job

AP

Although he was traded primarily so the Browns could get a draft pick and the Texans could get rid of his contract, Brock Osweiler thinks he has something to offer in Cleveland.

Osweiler said at today’s minicamp that he’s competing for the starting job, and it’s a competition he has every intention of winning.

“I want to be the starter of this team,” Osweiler said.

At the moment the No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart is Cody Kessler, last year’s third-round pick who started eight games as a rookie. Osweiler is second, followed by second-round rookie DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan, a second-year player who saw action in four games last year.

Osweiler acknowledged that he didn’t play last year in his one and only season with the Texans, but he believes he can play better this year. Perhaps well enough over the next couple months that he’ll be under center for the Browns in Week One.

29 responses to “Brock Osweiler intends to win the Browns’ starting job

  1. “Osweiler acknowledged that he didn’t play last year in his one and only season with the Texans” hmm, seems like I saw him play a lot, not very well though…

  2. One thing Brock still has not learned is to keep his mouth shut and show what he can do on the field. He talks too much.

  3. With Hue as his coach I wouldn’t be surprised to see a big improvement from Brock. He’ll focus on his strengths. He’ll win this easy.

  4. “Osweiler acknowledged that he didn’t play last year in his one and only season with the Texans”

    was that his twin brother we saw on the field?

  5. “Osweiler acknowledged that he didn’t play last year in his one and only season with the Texans…”

    Damn straight.. what he did on that field last year couldn’t be called “playing”

  6. I dont get the discord toward the guy. He did t trade himself to Cleveland.

    What else is he supposed to do, fold up camp and wait to get cut? Knowing the Browns, as much as theyve tried to force their way into a starting qb, it would be completely cleveland-esque if he mistakmely fell into their lap as a good starter for them.

  7. A lot of butthurt Texans fans here. How many QBs have come and gone so far for the Texans while O’Brien still has a job? I mean when will you realize O’Brien will not win a championship as a head coach? He should have been after that debacle in New England when he was shutout by Bill Belichick playing a 3rd string QB.

  8. Bill O’Brien is overrated. QB guru my bum…zero success at the pro level. He coached Brady, but he didn’t make Brady great. Such a joke!

  9. He’ll probably be amazing for the Browns. I think he’s a young guy and he has the best of his career in front of him. He’s a lot like Kurt Cousins who showed promise but made a lot of mistakes early on. Kurts played great the last two years. I think Brock could do the same if he has some good coaching.

    If the Texans didn’t have JJ Watt they’d be drafting 1st or 2nd every year, believe dat!

  10. With Osweiler winning the tag for starting QB, the oddsmakers would have to revise the Browns SB chances from 500,000/1 all the way down to 500,000/1.

  11. Watch Osweiler improve significantly without Bill O’Brien screaming at him every day. People will be surprised but Osweiler was decent in Denver and he can be decent again.

  12. He ain’t great, but he’s probably the best they’ve had for a while – how many of the 472 QBs since Kosar’s days have they had who’ve won a playoff game? Delhomme in 2010 (though he was fading by then), Dilfer in 2005, Garcia 2004 (though before is two playoff wins, with the Eagles), and my cousin Vinny way back in the 1990s. Osweiler ain’t great but he’s a step in the right direction again.

  13. People forget that O’Brien runs the Erhardt-Perkins system, which is incredibly complicated and is hard to pick up on the fly.

    Receivers all have option routes based on the defense, so the QB-WR have to be in sync in reading what’s in front of them. If a WR sees something different, he may cut his route short while the QB was expecting him to be at a certain spot and throw it there. On tv, it looks like the QB was off-target, but reality could be the reciever incorrectly changing the option route.

    One year was definitely not enough time to learn or evaluate Brock’s performance. He did play well in Denver, enough for Elway to offer $16m/yr.

  14. Well, if the Brownies are wanting to go for the tank job ala the Jets so they can get a top 3 pick next year to get one of the stud QBs coming out, this is the way to do it! And it won’t be nearly as obvious as what they are doing in NY…

  15. People will be surprised but Osweiler was decent in Denver and he can be decent again.

    Osweiler was a glorified game manager during his 10 starts in Denver, mostly handing the ball off and throwing a few high-percentage screens and dumpoffs. The Denver defense was also absolutely flawless that year, which obviously helps win games.

    As soon as BO was given the reigns to run an offense somewhat tailor-made for him, he stunk. He was inaccurate and looked lost during half of his reads.

    Good luck, Brownies.

  16. kayes says:
    Jun 14, 2017 1:25 PM

    If Texans had even an average QB, Patriots wouldnt have gone to the super bowl this past year.
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    Right, because Belichick is a dunce unable to adjust game plans based on the skills (or lack thereof) of the opposition.

  17. He had several years to study behind Manning and had the keys to two different franchises handed to him in back to back years. After those auditions those teams immediately jettisoned him… at this point he can’t be trusted to hold a clip board and why not get a true developmental guy for QB3 instead of an overpaid guy that has proven that he can’t do it.

    His time in Houston alone should be enough to permanently bounce him out of the league.

  18. If the Texans didn’t have JJ Watt they’d be drafting 1st or 2nd every year, believe dat!
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    Well based on last season, that’s a dumb thing to say.

  19. nathanp2013 says:

    After those auditions those teams immediately jettisoned him.
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    Denver offered him $16m/year, but don’t let FACTS get in the way of your rant.

  20. tonyzendejas says:

    Osweiler was a glorified game manager during his 10 starts in Denver, mostly handing the ball off and throwing a few high-percentage screens and dumpoffs.

    As soon as BO was given the reigns to run an offense somewhat tailor-made for him, he stunk. He was inaccurate and looked lost during half of his reads.
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    Too bad stats don’t back your claim. His 20+ yard pass accuracy while starting for Denver was ranked in the Top 10.

    As for you claim that he was given an offense “tailor-made” for him, shows you have no clue what you’re talking about. O’Brien runs the Erhardt-Perkins offense, something Brock has never ran before until he became a Texan. It takes a few years to learn the intricacies of such a complicated system.

  21. He had several years to study behind Manning…..
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    Apparently he learned too well how to choke from the all time master. Who knows, maybe he’ll gain confidence in a different environment..

  22. Why is everyone mad ? All he said is he plans on trying to win the starting job. That’s what he should do. Do you want him to not try and win it? Do you want him to not compete?

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