Browns will pay Brock Osweiler $895,588 to play for the Broncos this weekend

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Here’s the stat of the week. Quarterback Brock Osweiler will start for the Broncos on Sunday at Philadelphia. The Broncos will pay him $48,437 for his efforts. And the Browns will pay him $895,588.

Of course, that’s what the Browns have been paying him every week, under the $16 million guaranteed salary that Cleveland inherited when accepting Osweiler and a second-round pick from the Texans. After the Browns cut Osweiler, the Broncos signed him to a one-year deal for the six-year minimum salary of $775,000, leaving the Browns on the hook for $15.225 million.

The ascension of Osweiler, who was cut by the Browns after starting multiple preseason games, comes at a time when Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been named the NFC offensive player of the month and Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been named the AFC offensive player of the month. Which means that someone needs to make a Browns jersey that lists on the back the names of all of the quarterbacks who either were or could have been on the Browns roster, and who went on to thrive elsewhere.

With a big game on Sunday, Osweiler will be added to the list. Either way, the Browns will keep adding $895,588 per week to his bank account.

55 responses to “Browns will pay Brock Osweiler $895,588 to play for the Broncos this weekend

  1. Well, to be fair the Browns are paying 16 million bucks this year for a second round pick in next years draft. Of course, coupled with the fact that they’re paying another team’s QB that dough is comedy gold.

    Aren’t there any bylaws that can force remove Haslam and get a real owner in there? The Browns fans deserve better man.

  2. The browns are incredible…you can’t make this stuff up. Brows are going to pay Osweiler to wear another team’s uniform and get eaten alive by the Eagles D-line.

  3. It’s almost like they screw things up on purpose… It’s a daily thing. Is their any common sense? This is a billion dollar corporation.

  4. Browns just hire Kevin Costner and get it over with… I am sick of the Browns being so incompetent.

    Anyone who tells me they are a Browns fan is a true, hardcore, loyal sports fan.

  5. I still find it funny that Osweiler beat the Pats in Denver. Did Belichick just forget how to do his job that night?

  6. red says:
    November 2, 2017 at 10:42 am
    someone placed a curse on the browns. there’s no other explanation

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    Yes it occurred when they fired BB….they haven’t won a playoff game since

  7. Osweiler would have won at least a few games for the Browns. This screw-up is only exceeded by the Chargers ‘relocation’ a.k.a. fan betrayal, to L-a-L-a-Land which has totally unraveled.

  8. ch1ggs says:
    November 2, 2017 at 11:28 am
    I still find it funny that Osweiler beat the Pats in Denver. Did Belichick just forget how to do his job that night?

    Yeah, he forgot to tell the punt returner not to fumble. smh

  9. I’m starting a GoFundMe to buy the Browns. I have 0 ownership experience, but you know what, that’s more than the Browns have now.

  10. “red says: November 2, 2017 at 10:42 am someone placed a curse on the browns. there’s no other explanation”

    You’ve nailed it, Red. We need to hire a Gypsy Queen or a Mexican Bruja (from the Baja, of course) to take off this curse. Think of the poor fans. Oh, the humanity.

  11. Yes it occurred when they fired BB….they haven’t won a playoff game since

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    Wrong organization. I’m not sure if you know this but the browns moved to Baltimore.
    This organIzation is just being run by the clown show

  12. The other way to look at it is – Cleveland paid $16M for a 2nd round Draft pick. For a billionaire owner like Jimmy Haslam this is equivalent to evaluating the cost and value of valet parking for those on average incomes dining out.
    This is an owner who hasn’t got a clue what he’s doing and in this case, Brock Osweiler is the beneficiary.

  13. In Teddy We Trust says:
    November 2, 2017 at 10:40 am
    Well, I guess it’s better to pay him $895K to be a starter than it is to pay him that much to be a backup.
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    I’m not so sure about that!

  14. Osweiler was terrible last year, if he plays that poorly for Denver this weekend (and ROS) hes worth paying to stay off the Browns this season and pick up a 2nd. Kessler has played better than Osweiler has since the start of 2016 and thats with Kessler making all his starts for the Browns. Kessler is actually still the best of the 4 QBs the Browns had in camp, but isnt starting because hes too short. That is actual reasoning from Hue Jackson. He’s short.

  15. the only thing funnier would have been the Browns and Broncos playing each other this week and then having BO torch the Browns.

  16. Well, if Osweiler winds up playing the way he has over the past 2 years, other teams may contribute to his salary, so he can continue to play for the Broncos.

  17. Fifty percent of QBs drafted in the first round are busts and hindsight is always 20-20. The two QBs mentioned admittedly were worth the picks, but what about Mahomes drafted by KC before Watson? Did KC blunder with that pick? Moving forward, perhaps Mr. Florio will see fit to let us all know his opinion on Mahomes AND which QBs in the 2018 draft are 100 percent sure to be Franchise guys. In other words, let him put his money/reputation where his mouth is.

  18. ch1ggs says:
    November 2, 2017 at 11:28 am
    I still find it funny that Osweiler beat the Pats in Denver. Did Belichick just forget how to do his job that night?
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    nope, and neither did the refs, bought and paid for by the WWNFL pushing the HGH Manning last hurrah campaign.

  19. jjackwagon says:
    November 2, 2017 at 11:06 am
    SO the Factory is now exporting Sadness.

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    That’s awesome!

  20. Wonder how the analytics guys figured a second round
    draft pick was worth $16 mil, never mind the ridicule
    the team has had to endure on top of this hot mess.

  21. AND…their QBs have thrown more interceptions in the first half of the season than Osweiler threw all of last year. Super smart move to cut him! SMH

  22. Heres another way to look at the Browns situation. They are losing a lot, yes. But they are not losing with a low budget team instead of losing with a high budget team. A late 2nd round draft pick costs the team only about $4 million for a Ju Ju Smith Shuster for a full 4 years or $760 thousand per year. Now to get a comparable veteran it will cost you possibly $ 8 or 10 million a year or a total of $40 million. So 40-16, means you still have saved your cap space hit of $ 24 million. Now you can use that $24 million to bring in a vet or two as well all for the same money AFTER you blew 16 mill on Osweiller. This is the way the Browns analytics are playing the game. It is just a 3 – 4 year game to fruition and people just aren’t patient or understanding of this new process.

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