The downhill ride continues for quarterback Brock Osweiler, who the Cleveland Browns are reportedly putting back on the trade market. Osweiler headed to Cleveland via trade in March following an unproductive season with the Houston Texans. Immediately after the Browns acquired the one-time Super Bowl winner, there were rumors that the team was trying to get rid of him. However, he stayed on the roster and until now the Browns made no moves. That could change in the days to come as ESPN's Pat McManamon reports that the Browns are looking to part ways with the quarterback.

Osweiler declined to comment on the recent trade rumors and said he is focusing on things he can control. A deal involving the 26-year-old will not be a walk in the park for Cleveland. Osweiler is guaranteed $16 million in the upcoming 2017 NFL season, a price too steep for a passer who failed to remain consistent in the previous year.

DeShone Kizer gets starting nod versus Bucs

One of the reasons why Brock Osweiler returned to the trade market is the continuous progress DeShone Kizer is showing. The rookie quarterback recently received praises from Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson, and on Wednesday the Browns announced that Kizer would start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This game against Tampa Bay is Cleveland's third outing this preseason.

The Browns are unbeaten with victories over the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants.

Before Kizer was named the starter, the job belonged to Brock Osweiler. Unfortunately, he failed to deliver good enough performances to impress the Cleveland Browns coaches. He is not expected to see action for the Browns this Saturday, which means Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan are going to complete the quarterback depth chart for Cleveland.

Kizer outperforming Osweiler

Looking at the numbers this preseason, it is evident why the Browns rewarded DeShone Kizer with the starting quarterback duties. Facing the Saints, Kizer completed 11 passes in 18 attempts for 184 yards and one touchdown, while Osweiler only had 42 passing yards. In the second game, taking on the Giants, Kizer completed 8-of-13 passes for 74 yards.

The rookie's performance was nothing spectacular, but it was decent compared to Osweiler who threw for just 25 yards and recorded an interception. Even Kessler is putting up better numbers than Osweiler this preseason. Brock Osweiler should be leading the competition since has more experience, but instead, he is disappointing, and the Cleveland Browns could trade him soon.