DAVIE — Brock Osweiler has had two consecutive poor seasons, with more interceptions than touchdowns for the Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos.
But the Dolphins felt it was worth giving him a look in the backup competition. And he’s off to a decent start.
“We’re just working on a few things to tweak a few things mechanically,” coach Adam Gase said Wednesday. “Nothing big. We’re just trying to get him back in rhythm to where we were three or four years ago, however long it’s been. It’s coming back to him really fast.”
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Gase worked with Osweiler when they were in Denver from 2012-2014.
Osweiler broke out in Denver in 2015 and was rewarded with a big contract he failed to live up to.
But with lower expectations in Miami, Osweiler seems comfortable reuniting with Gase. In a practice open to the media on Wednesday, Osweiler showed off a strong arm. He also seemed to have command of the offense and poise in the huddle.
Osweiler has worked under Peyton Manning, so he has tried to mimic him in a past life.
“It’s not too far off from the last time he was really in this system,” Gase said. “He’s been good. It’s been good to be around him again. He’s got a great energy level. I think he’s enjoying kind of being with that group and working with the receivers he’s been working with.”
It’s fair to say David Fales may have a slight edge entering the backup quarterback competition. But the Fales-Osweiler battle will be worth monitoring this spring and into the summer.