2. Nationally, no analyst thinks Brock Osweiler has been very good. In fact, several have mentioned benching the big free agent pickup. Is that an option, and what’s your assessment of his play?
"Osweiler has been erratic to say the least. He makes a lot of boneheaded throws into double coverage, particularly when targeting Hopkins. He also doesn’t really have a very strong arm, which is odd for a guy his size and particularly considering he has a long windup. However, I still want the Texans to stick with him going into next season. Why? Here’s why—the Browns get a new QB every year and they are still awful. They don’t allow time for a guy to settle into the offense and develop chemistry. I think the Texans should keep Osweiler around while they still have quite a bit invested in him (if he’s no better next season then they can get rid of him) and give him another chance. I will say I was skeptical of the signing from the outset but I don’t want to see the Texans fall into the quick fix trap and become an also ran franchise."
I watched Osweiler beat the Jaguars several weeks back while throwing for less than 100 yards through the air. It’s fair to say that it’s hard to judge any quarterback when they play the Jaguars because it’s about as competitive as a preseason game. That being said, I don’t think Osweiler is the answer. Obviously extenuating circumstance (mainly contract/salary) will keep Osweiler on the roster, but I don’t think it’s out of the question for the Texans to make the job an open competition next year.
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