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Author: Jon Kuzma
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The Cleveland Browns traded absolutely nothing for Brock Osweiler and a 2nd round pick from the Houston Texans. The reason why Houston was so adamant about making the move is because they got to dump the $16 million dollars that Osweiler was owed. Looking back at that deal now it was great acquisition for Cleveland. While the Browns had to absorb the big contract that Osweiler is tied into, this team had the caps space to do so and on top of that Brock Osweiler has won the starting quarterback job. After a tough off-season of competing against DeShone Kizer and Cody Kessler Osweiler has definitely been battle tested and Hue Jackson feels like the former Broncos / Texans QB is his best chance at success. Osweiler has a huge frame standing 6 foot 7 inches and he is known for having a ton of arm strength. The 26 year old quarterback will use his prototype size and throwing abilities to lead Cleveland this upcoming season and Osweiler could help Corey Coleman and Kenny Britt elevate their game when the time comes. It’s a very real possibility that last year could have motivated Osweiler to work harder preparation wise. That’s likely a big reason why Osweiler defeated the younger QBs on the roster and won Jackson’s trust. In the NFL you have to be able to make throws that aren’t asked of you at the collegiate and high school level. Not only that but you have to be a leader and be able to command a presence in the huddle. Osweiler has been a complete professional at Browns practices and his experience in the National Football League is definitely a big reason he has gained an edge over Kizer and Kessler. The biggest challenge for Osweiler will be playing mistake free football and cutting down on turnovers. The Browns only had one win a season ago so they can’t afford to get the Brock Osweiler that showed up for the 2016 season. The Browns new quarterback must be better than he was a season ago.
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