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Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Date of Birth:  11/22/1990
Age:  31
Height  6'8"
Weight:   235
College:  Arizona State
Drafted:  2012 | Round 2 | Pick 57
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Brock Osweiler | Retired QB


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Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler has retired from the NFL.

The second-round draft pick in the 2012 NFL Draft told 9News in Denver that he is retiring from the NFL at 28 years old. Osweiler's career ends with 7,418 passing yards, 37 passing touchdowns, and 31 interception; and he went 15-15 as a starter in his career. Many have criticized Osweiler's play over the years, but the Broncos almost certainly would not have won Super Bowl 50 if not for the quarterback's play during the 2015 season when he came off the bench for an injured Peyton Manning and played very well, going 5-2 to help Denver secure an AFC West title and a No. 1 seed in the postseason. Some felt that Osweiler left the Broncos after that season because he thought he should have continued playing after performing well when he was given the opportunity. Osweiler made plenty of money with his free agent contract from Houston, where he won an AFC South title, and is retiring after an accomplished career. We wish him luck on his post-football life.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler throws one interception in Week 10 loss.

Osweiler was 23/37 for 213 yards, one interception, and one fumble lost in a tough environment at Lambeau Field. He was under a lot of pressure and was sacked six times in the game. Now the Dolphins enter their bye week, and we'll see if Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) is healthy enough to play in Week 12. If not, Osweiler will not be a recommended fantasy option against the Colts.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler avoids mistakes in Dolphins' win.

Osweiler was 15/24 for 139 yards, no touchdowns, and no interceptions in a defensive battle against the Jets. Osweiler looks like he'll be under-center next week against the Packers, but he's not a recommended fantasy option.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler throws one interception in Thursday night loss.

Osweiler was 21/37 for 241 yards and one interception in the 42-23 loss to the Texans. The first half in particular was solid, and the interception came on a pass where there probably should have been an interference call as Danny Amendola was held up on a deep crossing route. Osweiler also had one of the strangest plays you will ever see when an attempted forward pass traveled backwards as he was hit, and it was overturned from a fumble recovery for a touchdown to an incomplete pass. It's unclear how close Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) is to a return, but Osweiler won't be a recommended fantasy option next week against the Jets either way.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler throws two touchdowns in Dolphins' loss.

Osweiler was 22/31 for 239 yards and two touchdowns against the Lions, with the scores going to Kenny Stills (five yards) and Danny Amendola (24 yards). The touchdown to Amendola was an absolute dime on the run, getting the Dolphins to within one possession in the fourth quarter. Osweiler is playing well while filling in for Ryan Tannehill, and he's likely to get another start this Thursday night against the Texans. There's obviously some risk placing him in fantasy lineups because he has a zero-point floor if things go south, but he might not be a bad option against his former team.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler leads Dolphins to overtime win against the Bears.

Osweiler was 28/44 for 380 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions along with two carries for eight yards in the Week 6 victory. While Albert Wilson did a lot of the work with catch-and-runs on two long touchdowns, Osweiler went over 200 yards with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. A bunch of people were making jokes at Osweiler's expense when it became known that he was going to start for Ryan Tannehill (shoulder), but he basically shut them all up by helping lead Miami to the comeback victory. Tannehill's status is unclear, but Osweiler would be difficult to trust in Week 7 fantasy lineups if he remains the starter.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler orchestrates only scoring drive of the day for Miami.

With the Dolphins down 38-0 in the fourth quarter against New England, Osweiler entered the game and ended up throwing a six-yard touchdown pass to Frank Gore. Miami's backup finished 4/5 for 35 yards and the score. He will revert back to the bench for Week 5 against the Bengals.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler is signing with the Dolphins, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

In Miami, Osweiler reunites with Adam Gase, who was his offensive coordinator with the Broncos for two seasons (2013-2014). Still young for a quarterback at just 27-years-old, perhaps Osweiler will rejuvenate his career with the Dolphins behind Ryan Tannehill, who is coming off a torn ACL. The former second-round pick is one of the better backup quarterbacks in the NFL.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler can't get much going in Broncos' loss.

Osweiler was 22/38 for 193 yards and an interception along with four carries for 27 yards and a lot fumble in the Week 16 loss. He's off the fantasy radar, and it's possible we see Paxton Lynch start the season finale next week.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler plays great in Week 15.

After Trevor Siemian went down with a left shoulder injury early in the game, Osweiler stepped in and had an excellent game in a win over the Colts, going 12/17 for 194 yards and two touchdowns along with three carries for 17 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Osweiler was helped by a very strong running game led by C.J. Anderson (30 carries for 158 yards), but he made accurate throws throughout the night, particularly on a 54-yard dime for a touchdown to tight end Jeff Heuerman. If he starts for the Broncos next week, Osweiler would be an option in two-quarterback leagues.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler, Broncos fall to 3-7 with 20-17 loss to Cincinnati.

Osweiler was 23/42 for 254 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He also rushed four times for 24 yards. Denver has now lost six-straight games after a 3-1 start, and both sides of the ball have fallen apart. Osweiler obviously isn't a fantasy option next week against the Raiders.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler, Broncos fall to 3-7 with 20-17 loss to Cincinnati.

Osweiler was 23/42 for 254 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He also rushed four times for 24 yards. Denver has now lost six-straight games after a 3-1 start, and the locker room is starting to have issues, especially after GM John Elway

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler was 18/33 for 221 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in Sunday night's loss to New England.

The Broncos were blown out 41-16, but early problems on special teams and Tom Brady were the cause more than Osweiler. Denver is now 3-6 heading into a matchup with also disappointing Bengals. Oswiler has been a boost to Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, but he's not a fantasy option.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler throws two interceptions in first start of 2017.

The Broncos were blown out by the Eagles, as the offensive line continued to struggle and the defense couldn't contain Philadelphia's offense. Osweiler was 19/38 for 208 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. The first interception was a bad one where he threw a slant to Demaryius Thomas that was easily undercut by Eagles cornerback Patrick Robinson, and the second interception was on a play where he was pressured and basically threw it deep too far inside and right to the safety when he probably should've tried to throw it away out of bounds. The touchdown was on a short screen to Thomas late in the game. It's possible the struggling Broncos attempt to go to Paxton Lynch, but they might opt to stick with Osweiler on Sunday night against the Patriots—he did beat them in 2015 in a game that might've given Denver momentum all the way to the Super Bowl.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler is now the starting quarterback for the Broncos.

According to multiple reports, Broncos head coach Vance Joseph is telling his team this morning that Osweiler will be the starter this Sunday against Philadelphia. The move, which was first reported by Mike Elis of 9News, sends Trevor Siemian to the bench after his great start to the year that tapered off. With a team that has a great defense, the Broncos probably decided something needed to be done to help give the offense a spark, so now the man that was 5-2 as Denver's starter in 2015 gets the nod. Osweiler will have a full week of practice to get reps with the first-team offense, and he's expected to get Emmanuel Sanders, who missed the last two games with an ankle injury, back at receiver. He's not a recommended fantasy option, but it's possible his presence is good for skill players Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler plays a handful of snaps at the end of the first half for injured Trevor Siemian.

Osweiler was 2/4 for 18 yards, but Siemian returned for the second half. The backup quarterback will get the start if Siemian is unable to go next week against the Chargers, but he's expected to play. Osweiler probably isn't going to have fantasy relevance in 2017.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

John Elway says the Broncos will sign Brock Osweiler on Monday, pending a physical.

Osweiler spent a year with the Texans and an offseason/preseason with the Browns, but he'll be back in Denver with the Broncos. Elway says Osweiler will backup Trevor Siemian until Paxton Lynch returns, at which time the team will decide whether or not they will keep Osweiler. Siemian is totally locked in as the starter, but don't be surprised if Osweiler—who had great success with Denver in 2015—makes some starts if Siemian struggles.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

The Broncos are interested in signing Brock Osweiler.

This was first reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who says Denver is his "likely landing spot." ESPN's Adam Schefter says there are "still details to work out" but Denver hopes to sign him. Of course, Osweiler was drafted in the second round by the Broncos in 2012 and had some success with them when Peyton Manning was injured in 2015. The two sides didn't have a great ending to the relationship after Osweiler signed with Houston, but it appears a deal could get done. Trevor Siemien would probably have a chance to keep his starting job, but Osweiler's presence would put more pressure on him. We'll see if a deal is reached.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler has been released by the Cleveland Browns, according to Mike Garafolo.

It was first reported by Zac Jackson of The Athletic. This was expected after he didn't play in the team's final preseason game, and Cleveland couldn't find a trade partner, which isn't a surprise. The Browns basically eat $16 million in exchange for the second-round pick they got for the Texans. The team will go with DeShone Kizer, Cody Kessler, and Kevin Hogan at quarterback. It shouldn't take too long for Osweiler to find a new team, but he will almost certainly have to settle for a backup role. Perhaps the Jaguars would be interested.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler is not expected to play in the Browns' third preseason game, according to Adam Schefter.

As Schefter notes in his tweet reporting this, it is indeed interesting. But it could also mean nothing. The Browns are likely to play rookie DeShone Kizer, who needs all the experience he can get if he's going to start Week 1, for about three quarters in the third preseason game. Second-year quarterback Cody Kessler would then likely finish the game. More than anything, this probably confirms Osweiler will definitely not be under center for the Browns to open the season against Pittsburgh.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler struggles in preseason start against the Giants.

Osweiler was given the opportunity to seize the starting quarterback job for Cleveland, but couldn't get much going. He was 6/8 for 25 yards and an interception. The interception came on a tipped pass that was then picked off. It's very surprising Osweiler, at 6'8", gets as many passes tipped at the line of scrimmage that he does—Osweiler obviously plays smaller than his very tall frame. Browns head coach Hue Jackson wants to name a starting quarterback by Wednesday before the important third preseason game, and it appears to be down to Osweiler and rookie DeShone Kizer, despite neither of them being all that impressive.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler will start the Browns second preseason game.

It'll be the second straight start for Osweiler when he takes the field on Monday night against the Giants, and he appears to be in great position to be the starter. Rookie DeShone Kizer will enter the game second, and second-year quarterback Cody Kessler will enter the game third. Considering there have been indications (including most recently by left tackle Joe Thomas) that Kizer isn't ready to start, Osweiler might be able to lock up the starting job with a good performance, as Kessler is entering the game third. It's surprising Kessler hasn't gotten more of an opportunity with the starters in preseason games after he played very well as a rookie in a bad situation last season. The game will be on national television, so people will get to watch Osweiler, Kizer, and Kessler for themselves.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Browns GM Sashi Brown on Osweiler: "It would be surprising if he wasn't on the roster."

Making the comments on a local Cleveland radio station, Brown added, "He brings experience." The general manager could have said nothing at all, but it's not exactly a full-fledged endorsement for Osweiler. If Cleveland was sold on Oswiler being on the roster for the regular season, he probably would have made that clear. Head coach Hue Jackson seems to be preparing DeShone Kizer to be the Week 1 starter, and he might start the rookie as soon as Monday night against the Giants. Even if Osweiler won the starting job, he wouldn't be a fantasy option.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler struggles in first start with Browns.

Osweiler started and played into the second quarter, but he was just 6/14 for 42 yards; he simply couldn't get the offense moving. It would be surprising if Osweiler got another chance to start next time out against the Giants on MNF, as Hue Jackson will probably give Cody Kessler or DeShone Kizer a chance to play with the first team.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler will start the Browns' first preseason game against the Saints.

Hue Jackson just named the former Broncos and Texans quarterback as his starter for the game. Osweiler hasn't gotten many first-team reps in training camp, but he played the best in the team's scrimmage on Friday night and will get an opportunity in the first preseason game. Jackson did add "We are going to see a lot more of all of them this preseason and everyone in that room still has the chance to earn more opportunities and the right to lead our team as the starter when the regular season begins on September 10th." This QB competition will likely come down to who performs better in the first one or two preseason games.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler has "impressed" new team, according to Adam Schefter.

One Browns player said he "wouldn't be surprised" if Osweiler is the starter heading into training camp, Schefter reports. Just a little over a year ago, Osweiler signed a huge contract in free agency and was seen as the Texans' franchise quarterback after putting together some good games in Denver. Osweiler is likely motivated after people have made him out to be a joke because he was traded with a second rounder to Cleveland. Cody Kessler has a year in the system and is the favorite to start, but Osweiler can't be dismissed.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Browns executive vice president Sashi Brown said Brock Owseiler is expected to be in camp and compete for the starting quarterback job, according to Damon Kecman.

Either way (if they want to keep Osweiler or if they want to trade him) the thing to say is they expect him to be on the team. But it does seem like Osweiler might really be on the Browns this season. Cody Kessler is probably the favorite to start as of now, but Osweiler (and potentially a rookie quarterback) is definitely in the mix.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Hue Jackson said the team is going to treat Brock Osweiler as one of their quarterbacks "until he's not."

Osweiler is currently on the roster, and if he continues to be, they'll obviously treat him like any other player. There have been rumors of Osweiler being dealt through either a trade or outright release, but perhaps the Browns want to get a chance to coach him first. Right now, the coaches and players are not allowed to talk football until OTAs being after the draft.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Teams inquiring about Osweiler?

According to Adam Schefter, teams have already reached out to the Browns about the availability of Osweiler. That is hard to believe, and it'd be insane if the Browns were able to flip the 2016 free agent bust for even more picks after getting a second in 2018 and a sixth in 2017 (while giving up a fourth in 2017). Cleveland's front office has made some impressive moves today.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Shocker: the Texans trade Brock Osweiler and a 2018 second round pick to the Browns.

This is essentially the type of trade you see in the NBA. This doesn't happen much in the NFL. The Texans get rid of Osweiler and free up a lot of cap space, perhaps setting up a move for Tony Romo. Meanwhile, the Browns add another quarterback into the fold. This does not mean Osweiler will be the starter for Cleveland. If anything, they have enough cap space to take on his contract and take the 2018 second round pick. The trade should become official at 4:00 PM ET.

Brock Osweiler throws three interceptions as Texans are eliminated by the Patriots.

Osweiler was 23/40 for 198 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions. This was not the season the Texans—and Osweiler, personally—expected when he signed a big contract with them in the offseason. Osweiler did appear to say "we'll be back stronger next season" to one of his teammates at the end of the game; he does have a positive attitude despite his disappointing play. Osweiler will likely be back next season based on his cap hit, but he may not be the starter. Bill O'Brien's system is also complicated and Osweiler could make a major jump in his second year in the system. He hasn't been anywhere close to Matt Ryan in his career, but Ryan is a good example after last season he had one of his worst seasons in his first year in a new offensive system, but this season he is a top two MVP candidate. Osweiler won't win MVP, but it's possible he makes a big improvement next season.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Owseiler plays mistake-free; Texans advance to Divisional Round.

Osweiler was 14/25 for 168 yards and a touchdown against Oakland. He threw the ball well, especially to his tight ends in the beginning the game and he had a perfect deep ball down the sidelines to DeAndre Hopkins, setting up the Texans inside the ten. Osweiler also had a rushing touchdown on a bootleg where he basically walked in. Osweiler will need to play mistake-free again next week in the Divisional Round against New England or Kansas City.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler will start next Saturday's playoff game against the Raiders.

Osweiler gets the nod over Tom Savage (concussion) with a shorter week to prepare for Oakland. He was awful as the starter for most of a season, but Osweiler did win some big games last year for the Broncos; perhaps he will turn it on in the postseason.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler enters game for concussed Tom Savage; might start in the playoffs.

Osweiler was 21/40 for 253 yards and a touchdown against the Titans. He finishes his disappointing regular season with 2,957 yards, 15 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions. It's unclear if he or Tom Savage will start in the first round of the playoffs.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Texans finally make the switch; Osweiler benched after two picks.

Brock Osweiler was 6/11 for 48 yards and two interceptions in Sunday's game against the Jaguars before eventually being replaced by Tom Savage, who eventually led Houston to a come-from-behind 21-20 win. Head coach Bill O'Brien knew he didn't have a shot with Osweiler, and the decision to bench his big-money quarterback could end up saving their season.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Texans rely on running game to beat Colts in Indy.

Brock Osweiler was 14/24 for 147 yards and one interception in the 22-17 win. Houston is now 7-6 and has the tiebreaker over the 6-7 Colts. With the running backs combining for 39 carries on Sunday, the Texans were able to keep the ball out of Osweiler's hands and get a huge win. Obviously, Oswiler can stay far away from your fantasy team for Week 15.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler doesn't throw interceptions, doesn't do enough in Texans' loss.

Owseiler was 22/35 for 202 yards and two touchdowns in Green Bay, with 20 yards rushing on three carries as well. He didn't lose the Texans the game, but couldn't quite keep up with the Packers 21 points in snowy Lambeau. Owseiler is not a fantasy option.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler was 22/37 for 246 yards and three interceptions in Sunday's 21-13 loss to the Chargers.

He did add a rushing touchdown on three carries for 23 yards, but it doesn't matter; Oswiler is not close to being a fantasy option and might not even be a real life option if he keeps playing how he's been playing. Bill O'Brien will probably make a switch if the Texans fall behind the Titans or Colts in the division--or sooner.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Osweiler was 26/39 for 243 yards, one touchdown, and one interception, adding 19 yards on two rushes in Monday night’s 27-20 loss to the Raiders.

Osweiler did have to deal with a laser-pointer from the stands and perhaps the worst officiating of the year, but he made some classic Osweiler mistakes; he threw it to the Oakland defenders at least a couple times that were dropped, and displayed terrible awareness at times. You can obviously avoid Osweiler next week against the Chargers.

Brock Osweiler | Retired QB

Brock Owseiler throws for under 100 yards in Texans win.

Owseiler was 14/27 for 99 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-21 win over the Jaguars. He also had three carries for 23 yards. Osweiler didn't make any mistakes and the Texans won, but Bill O'Brien might want more from Owseiler after the team paid him $72 million to be the quarterback. The Texans lead the division at 6-3, but have the least amount of points scored in the division. Owseiler should not be in your fantasy lineup, despite being in O'Brien's offense.