With Brock Osweiler coming full circle from 2015 and being named the starter for the Denver Broncos, it is important to note that he will earn nearly $1M for his upcoming game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cleveland Browns will pick up $895,588 of the tab for the Broncos.
Broncos QB Brock Osweiler will earn $895,588 this week to play against the Eagles . . . from the Browns.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 1, 2017
That $16M price is now being paid in full to Osweiler via Cleveland one game at a time. When the Broncos signed Osweiler for a league minimum of $775,000, the Browns got a minor discount on that trade.
So remember, for every win the Broncos get with Osweiler under center is a win the Browns could have potentially have had and instead are paying the Broncos to have.
What fans really want is a win.