Cleveland Browns Cut Brock Osweiler

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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 31: Cleveland Browns quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) warms up during an NFL preseason football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Chicago Bears on August 31, 2017, at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Daniel Bartel/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

In a move that is literally not a shock at all, the Cleveland Browns have cut quarterback Brock Osweiler. Again, this is no surprise and is likely a breath of fresh air for both Browns fans and coaches. The front office traded for Houston’s second-round pick (and Osweiler) this past February. Again, did you notice how Osweiler was an afterthought there? Well, it turns out that from an afterthought he came, and to afterthoughts he will now return. Let’s take a look at where the Browns go from here.

Cleveland Browns Cut Brock Osweiler

A Disappointing Training Camp

Coming into training camp, Cody Kessler was the incumbent starter as the Browns quarterback. However, Cleveland’s staff was willing to give Brock Osweiler a long and hard look. But then, he disappointed, and disappointed hard. A majority of the time, Osweiler was either underthrowing or overthrowing his receivers. Additionally, he wasn’t able to get the Browns into the endzone very often (if at all) in his two preseason game appearances.

No Longer the Best Option

Although Osweiler may have had a disappointing camp, he opened the preseason as the starter. After him, Cody Kessler would enter the game, followed by rookie DeShone Kizer. In the first game against the Saints, Osweiler once again disappointed. As did Cody Kessler. But DeShone Kizer? Well, simply put, Kizer lit it up during his time on the field.

As such, he was moved up to the second-string quarterback spot. However, he played well again in the second preseason game. After that, Osweiler was no longer even the backup quarterback. No, he wasn’t even playing anymore. Against the Buccaneers and Bears, the Browns did not even dress Osweiler. Simply put, he was not the best (or even second-best) option at quarterback.

It Just Makes Sense

Back in the off-season going into 2016, the Houston Texans decided to pay Brock Osweiler sixteen million dollars a year. As it turned out, that was one of the worst free agency signings of all time. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Brock Osweiler was once one of the hottest free agents on the market. Now, he can’t even make the team for the rebuilding Cleveland Browns.

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