Brock Osweiler’s 2016 was so bad the Houston Texans gave up a second-round draft pick just to get out from under his contract. They were eager to jettison the young passer despite having only Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden at quarterback behind him.
Yet even with a dire history as an NFL passer, Osweiler still believes he’s in line to start for the Cleveland Browns this fall.
The Browns’ offseason salary dump acquisition told reporters he’s “absolutely” a starting-caliber quarterback Wednesday, just months after his 72.2 passer rating ranked him second-to-last among NFL QBs. When WKRK The Fan’s Daryl Ruiter pressed him on the issue, he pointed to his underwhelming resume as proof.
Ruiter: “Are you good enough to be a starting quarterback in this league?”
“Von be everywhere, man, but I’m going to try and get somewhere with him this summer, for sure,” said Beasley. “I’ll probably go to him, to be honest.
“Oh, it will help me out a lot. The attention that Von gets year in and year out is unbelievable. They respect him as a pass-rusher, and I’m headed in that direction. So I can learn a lot from him in that case.”
It’s not just a personality fit for Kaepernick in Bennett’s eyes. He also feels that the skills Kaepernick brings on the field are a good match for the Seahawks, who have an offense that favors the run.