The Cleveland Browns announced Monday morning that they will be starting Brock Osweiler at quarterback for their first preseason game this week, according to ESPN. Last week, rookie QB DeShone Kizer received a lot of attention in the media and looked like he would presumably get the job. However, the team decided to go in the direction of the guy who had more experience in Osweiler. Brock will be entering his 6th season in the league and he was a starter for the Houston Texans in his only season.

The Browns first preseason game will be this Thursday, against the New Orleans Saints.

Saints newly acquired running back Adrian Peterson, may suit up and play in a preseason game for the first time in five years. So, it may not such an easy going affair as fans are used to around this time of the year. If Peterson does play, the pressure may be on Osweiler, even more, to prove he is capable of being the starter moving forward. Cody Kessler is the other QB that is competing for the starting spot on the Browns roster.

As of now, Brock seems to have the edge over the other two QBs. Kessler started in eight games last season and lost all of them. Kizer is a rookie that still has much to prove. Osweiler has shown he can at least lead a team to the playoffs, despite not being able to produce a solid season yet.

Experience of Brock

Osweiler began his career under the wing of future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, as a member of the Denver Broncos.

He spent his first four seasons learning from Peyton and watching him lead the Broncos to two Super Bowl appearances and win one. From there, he would have the opportunity to show what he learned from one of the best to ever do it by signing a deal last offseason with the Texans.

In his first season as a starter, Osweiler played in 15 games.

He threw for 2,957 yards and completed 59 percent of his passes. However, he had a poor touchdown to interception ratio by throwing 15 TDs and 16 INTs. He still would manage to lead the team into postseason play and win one game against the Derek Carr-less Oakland Raiders. Despite his achievements, Houston decided to trade him to Cleveland in March, for a couple of draft picks.

Browns 2017-18 season expectations

The Browns want to forget about last season, after finishing with a league worst 1-15 record. The team cut ties with a guy they believed would show up in Robert Griffin III.

Now, with Brock Osweiler running the show, the Browns are believed to at least win more than just one game. But with their long history of losing, their expectations this season, as of now, are still unclear.