Joe Thomas thinks it looks like Brock Osweiler set to start


The Browns aren’t saying much about their quarterback decision, partially because they may not be sure of it themselves.

But the guy who will be protecting either Brock Osweiler or DeShone Kizer said Wednesday he thinks the team is leaning toward the veteran.

“I think they’re grooming Brock to be the starter in Week One based on what I’ve seen,” Thomas said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Thomas admitted he wasn’t sure that was going to be the case, but he’s certainly in a position to have a qualified opinion.

He was also complimentary of Kizer’s progress, but that it would be a stretch to suggest the second-round pick would be ready to start immediately.

Osweiler was considered a throw-in to the trade that netted them a second-round pick from the Texans (who simply wanted out from under Osweiler’s ill-considered contract). But in the short term, he might be their best option.

15 responses to “Joe Thomas thinks it looks like Brock Osweiler set to start

  1. Osweiler has never been very good. His high point with Denver was over a few games where the entire goal of the offense was to avoid turnovers. Despite that he still managed to have a 5-turnover game which is when they handed the ball back to Peyton. After that season Manning retired and the defending Super Bowl champs had no QB but not a single teammate publicly decried them letting Osweiler get away.

  2. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    August 16, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    They should have taken Trubisky or Watson with that #1 pick. What a mess in Cleveland.


    Why is that…? Are you basing your brilliant opinion on one preseason game? Because if you are, Kizer had a better showing than both Trubisky and Watson. Now, as a logical person, I don’t put much stock in one preseason game. Osweiler was good enough to take two teams to the playoffs (that’s a fact). So I think he’s good enough to provide an upgrade for the Browns, at least in the short term.

  3. People people, calm down, this season is still a building season. Be it Brock or Cody, doesn’t matter, they’re just a place holder. Both are decent backups, nothing more, everyone knows it, and who starts the season matters not at all. Kizer will be in at some point either 3 games or 6 games or 9 games in, whatever. They have to see what he is this year because they’re tee’d up for a QB in the 1st round of next years draft. But who starts the season, not named Kizer, doesn’t matter.

  4. Joe Thomas Future Hall of Famer thinks Brock Osweiler will start against the Steelers. I think he’s right. I also think that Joe Thomas Future Hall of Famer will directly hasten the Kizer era with a sequence of events against the Steelers 1) Jump offsides 2) Holding 3)allow sack to end Osweiler’s year (I’m betting high ankle sprain).

  5. “Osweiler was good enough to take two teams to the playoffs (that’s a fact).”
    Bad QBs have often taken teams with strong D in weak divisions to the playoffs. History is littered with examples (that’s a fact too).

  6. A good ground game #UNLEASHTHACROW and 15-20 throws a game from Brock to keep the chains moving plus some solid D, should be enough to get to at least 8 wins this year. This team will hitch its wagon to a solid D and monster ground game. #GOBROWNS

  7. bobthebillsfan says:
    August 16, 2017 at 1:44 pm
    ^ 8-8? Please share what you’re taking.

    Easy Bob. You and I both root for a team that drinks the Lake Erie water. Thats my theory why the Browns and Bills stink every year. Optimism rings eternal during the preseason only till the regular season reality sets in.

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