Each week, The Washington Post’s Mark Maske provides in-depth NFL analysis with “First and 10,” a dissection of the league’s most important developments.
First and 10: June 12
1. Decker to Titans | 2. Shanahans everywhere
3. Goodell on Kaepernick | 4. Redskins’ front office | 5. Cousins negotiations
6. No OT | 7. Blandino on celebrations
8. On the NFC East | 9. Prescott and Romo | 10. Johnny Who?
How totally crazy would it be if Brock Osweiler ends up as the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns?
Actually, how completely Browns-like would it be? Very Browns-like.
When the Browns traded for Osweiler in March, the move was viewed as the Houston Texans dumping Osweiler’s salary and the Browns cleverly facilitating that. There was little to no thought at the time that Osweiler actually might figure into Cleveland’s quarterback mix.
The Browns possessed the No. 1 and No. 12 overall picks in the NFL draft and the conventional wisdom at the time was that they’d turn No. 12 into their next quarterback, either selecting Mitchell Trubisky or Deshaun Watson, or trading for Jimmy Garoppolo.
But the draft ended with Garoppolo still in New England, Trubisky in Chicago and Watson in Houston. The Browns traded down from No. 12, passing up the chance to select Watson. They did choose a quarterback, Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer, in the second round. So Hue Jackson, the team’s second-year head coach coming off a 1-15 debut season, is left to…
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