CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - On the first day of free agency, the Cleveland Browns traded for Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler and a 2018 second-round pick.
It's a brilliant move, turning $100 million in cap space into an asset. They're essentially taking on Osweiler's salary for a year so they can buy a second-round pick.
The Browns don't really want the QB, they want the pick.
Still, they should bring him to camp and let him compete for a job -- maybe he'll surprise you.
Worst-case scenario, he plays poorly here and they can just cut him after the season.
Best guess? Apparently Cleveland is already trying to trade him. Good luck.
It's 50-50 he's in a Browns uniform on opening day, and he may even play some if they don't acquire a top-shelf QB. It's not like they have a better option right now.
Don't forget, Osweiler played pretty well two seasons ago, helping Denver to the playoffs.
Plus, he's still only 26.