Dolphins To Sign QB Brock Osweiler

The Dolphins have reached an agreement with quarterback Brock Osweiler, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link). It’s a one-year deal, tweets Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.

Osweiler’s new deal will reunite him with Adam Gase, who worked with Osweiler as Denver’s quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator from 2012-14. In Miami, Osweiler will take the place on longtime backup Matt Moore, who was never expected to re-sign with the Dolphins. Other quarterbacks on the Dolphins’ roster include starter Ryan Tannehill, David Fales, and Brandon Doughty.

The 27-year-old Osweiler didn’t get a chance to start for the Broncos until after Gase had left the building, and the former second-round pick’s greatest NFL success came in a 2015 campaign where he started seven games for the eventual Super Bowl champions. It’s been a whirlwind for Osweiler since that time: he inked an ill-fated deal with the Texans, was dealt to the Browns, and spent the 2017 season back in Denver.

While the top tier of free agent quarterbacks came off the board fairly quickly, there are still a number of backup types available. Aside from Stanton, the list of No. 2 passers on the market includes Moore, Blaine GabbertDerek Anderson, Drew Stanton, and Geno Smith.

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  1. marshmallowman

    did the site’s proofreader get fired the day of free agency? almost every article shows it

    • crosseyedlemon

      I think most fans would acknowledge that a few championships have been won with ‘mediocre’ QBs. Even if you have an elite guy there is a good chance he could miss some games due to injury. Someone like Osweiler may be able to get you only one or two wins in a relief role but that could make the difference in obtaining a wild card spot in a league where parity is so strong.

  2. sheacrazies

    Every team needs quarterbacks to sit on the bench. Unfortunately the dolphins don’t have a qb worthy of being on the field.

    • crosseyedlemon

      The real problem is that they solve problems like this by trading away rushers like Ajayi, ensuring that both the pass and run game suffer equally.

  3. SouthsideSlugger

    Not a fan of this move or many others from the phins this off-season. Brock has been atrocious the last few years. With Tannehill, Osweiler, and Fales signed, do they still draft a QB?

    • crosseyedlemon

      The QB draft class this year is regarded as being very deep so that presents a favorable opportunity. Miami has so many other areas that need upgrading though that the GM will be faced with some tough decisions in sorting out the priorities.

  4. Sports

    I think Kenyon Drake will have a big breakout year… our D will prob perform better. But other than that… gonna estimate 6-10 season. Tannehill has got to go, send Tannenbaum along with him.

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