Newly-acquired quarterback Brock Osweiler does not have a future with the Browns, according to Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot.
Kay Cabot reported Saturday the Browns are seeking a third-round pick in exchange for Osweiler and a fifth rounder. If the Browns can’t find a suitor, the team will release him.
The Browns already cut Robert Griffin III Friday. If they get rid of Osweiler, it would leave Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan as the lone quarterbacks on their roster.
Myers, 26, is coming off a season in which he hit .259/.336/.461 with 28 home runs and 94 RBIs to go with 28 stolen bases.
The deal, Fox Sports noted, will cover three years of arbitration eligibility and buy out at least three years of Myers’ free agency.
Despite his obvious talent, Myers’ inconsistency — in part due to injuries — contributed to the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year with the Rays being dealt to the Padres in 2014 and his struggling in his first season in San Diego.
He hit only .222 in 2014 with the Rays, and had almost as many homers in his rookie year (13) as he did in the next two seasons combined (six in 2014 and eight in 2015).
His bounce-back 2016 season clearly affirmed him as a key part of the Padres’ future.