One option would be to outright cut him, and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports (on Twitter) the Browns plan to do that — unless they can find a trade partner. And, interestingly, Adam Schefter reports teams have already reached out to the Browns about Osweiler (Twitter link).
One Browns source told ESPN.com’s Josina Anderson (Twitter link) the focus of this deal was the second-round pick and not Osweiler, who finds himself in limbo after an underwhelming season. A year ago, the Texans made Osweiler a rich man by signing him to a four-year, $72MM deal. Now, it’s uncertain where he’ll play after being traded following an underwhelming season.
The Browns only have Robert Griffin III and Cody Kessler on their roster but have been linked to likely first-round quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Deshaun Watson, along with Jimmy Garoppolo in a trade. The team, though, has put itself in an unusual position by acquiring Osweiler and his $16MM financial attachment. Cleveland’s brass hasn’t made a final decision on RG3 just yet.