Brock Osweiler ‘really not’ wondering about potential Dolphins interest
Brock Osweiler says he’s “really not” wondering about how the Miami Dolphins could potentially have interest in him in light of Ryan Tannehill’s training camp knee injury.
The notion that the Dolphins could inquire about a potential trade with the Cleveland Browns is in part fueled by head coach Adam Gase’s history with Osweiler.
Gase was the Denver Broncos quarterbacks coach during Osweiler’s rookie year and then spent the next two seasons as the team’s offensive coordinator. Osweiler praised Gase as “brilliant” and “a tremendous coach.”
But Osweiler rightfully understands that even if he could end up in Miami, it won’t be his decision. So, in his mind, why worry about it?
“I’m really not,” Osweiler said of wondering about the potential Dolphins interest, via Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot. “Those decisions are for Sashi Brown and Hue Jackson to make. Right now, all I can worry about, all I can focus on is going inside, watching the tape of the walk-through, getting focused to come out here and have a great practice.”
Osweiler currently is practicing with the Browns’ second-team offense, although head coach Hue Jackson has consistently stated Osweiler has the opportunity to be the team’s starting signal-caller come Week 1.
Given that the Browns tried to trade Osweiler shortly after acquiring him during an offseason trade with the Houston Texans makes it seem the team would listen should the Dolphins come calling.
As far as the Tannehill situation is concerned, Gase indicated that surgery remains an option for the quarterback, who is expected to miss “significant time” regardless of the final prognosis. Gase added that “right now Matt Moore is our quarterback.”
Osweiler in an interview Thursday said Gase had a “huge impact” on his development.
“Adam Gase is one of the most brilliant minds in football regardless of the level,” Osweiler said. “He’s a tremendous coach and he’s always working with people, striving to become a better coach, and he was just a great person to be around.”
But will the Dolphins make a move on Osweiler? That remains to be seen.