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ASU in the Pros: Browns QB Brock Osweiler

The now sixth-year NFL QB will compete for a spot this fall.

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In what has been a rollercoaster of an NFL career for Brock Osweiler, this season gets only crazier.

Stuck in the mix with three former Pac-12 quarterbacks including himself, Osweiler will compete against Cody Kessler, Kevin Hogan and DeShone Kizer for a starting job.

One thing Osweiler has above each of them — a ring.

Well, much under the wing of Peyton Manning. Osweiler didn’t see the field in all three Broncos playoff games.

When he did see the field though, the former Sun Devil carried the Broncos into the playoffs. With a 5-2 record as a started, he manifested 10 TDs, on 6 INTs and passed for 1,967 yards.

With that, Osweiler earned a four-year, $72 million contract with the Houston Texans.

Houston though, is where Osweiler lasted just one season.

But didn’t the Texans make the playoffs? Didn’t Houston finish with a winning record, 9-7? Didn’t they win a playoff game?

While nine wins and then a playoff victory seems to be an achievement, it was the Texans’ third straight season with a 9-7 regular season. Plus, Houston’s defense that ranked No. 1 in the NFL is what truly pushed them into the postseason.

The fifth-year QB’s 16 INT’s on 15 TD’s led the Texans to owning the 28th worst offense in the NFL sitting behind the NFC’s worst San Francisco 49ers (2-14).

A new start, a new city and a new home, Osweiler is no longer the big shot, high paid superstar, but in the midst of a 4-person quarterback competition. And to aid to the Browns’ QB struggles, they’ve had 25 different ones since 1999.

For Osweiler, he’s done it before, he has the more experience than each of his fellow QB competitors and could certainly win the competition.


Arizona State Statistics

2009: 24/55 passes completed, 249 yds, 2 TDs, 2 INTs

2010: 62/109 passes completed, 797 yds, 5 TDs, 0 INTs

2011: 326/517 passes completed, 4,306 yds, 26 TDs, 13 INTs