Brock Osweiler — the quarterback the Texans had to pay the Browns to take — is suddenly a surprise candidate to win Cleveland’s starting job

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In March, it appeared Brock Osweiler’s career had hit rock-bottom.

One year after signing a four-year, $72 million deal to become the Houston Texans’ starter, the Texans dumped Osweiler on the Cleveland Browns in what was an NBA-like salary dump.

In fact, the Texans actually had to sweeten the pot for the Browns by sending a 2017 sixth-round pick and 2018 second-round pick.

After a 2016 season in which he threw 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions while posting a 72 passer rating, Osweiler had become a contract nobody wanted.

However, through offseason workouts, Osweiler impressed the Browns and became a darkhorse to win the starting job. During OTAs in May, Browns coach Hue Jackson admitted his expectations were low and that Osweiler was a revelation.

“I expected everything that you guys wrote. I watched everything that you guys wrote about what he was and what he wasn’t. I heard it from everywhere, too … I think you guys know me; I don’t judge people by what everybody else says. But everybody has a reputation before them. His was a little bit different.

“He’s not any of that that we’ve [seen]. The guy has been outstanding in our building, and I think that’s what’s most

Source:: Fresh News – Sports

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