The Cleveland Browns haven’t ruled out the possibility that Brock Osweiler could be their starting quarterback in 2017.
“He’s done a good job,” head coach Hue Jackson said of Osweiler’s offseason work, per Pat McManamon of ESPN.”He’s been great in the room with the guys. He’s been a good person in the building. We’re going to continue to allow him to do that and see what he has to show for us and kind of go from there.”
Jackson recently said the starting job was Cody Kessler’s to lose, so obviously Osweiler has some catching up to do.
Vice president Sashi Brown shared his thoughts on what the Browns’ quarterback position currently looks like.
“For us, there’s kind of no pride in authorship at our quarterback position. “Whoever can fill it and sustain it and play it well over a period of time will be our quarterback.”
Rookie DeShone Kizer and second-year Kevin Hogan are both in the mix to start as well.
As for Osweiler, it appears the team is actually having serious thoughts about him. The Browns puzzled many when they made the trade for Osweiler and his hefty $16 million salary in March.
If he earns his keep throughout the summer and manages to outplay his younger competition, Osweiler may just be on the field on opening day. As usual, the Browns’ unsettled quarterback situation remains an annual event and makes for one of the most awkward situations in the league.