Former Arizona State football star Brock Osweiler is making his first start for the Miami Dolphins against Chicago in Week 6.
Between 2010 and 2011, Brock Osweiler threw 31 touchdowns and just 13 interceptions for the Arizona State football program. Though the team wasn’t lights out during this time, Osweiler’s time in the Valley was certainly memorable.
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His NFL career so far, while also memorable, hasn’t been quite as good.
Luckily, the former Sun Devils’ star will get another shot in the NFL spotlight in Week 6 for the Miami Dolphins. Osweiler, the backup quarterback to Ryan Tannehill entering the season, was announced as the starter due to an injury to Tannehill. It will be his first start of the 2018 NFL season, as well as his first official start in a Miami Dolphins’ uniform.
Last year, Osweiler started four games for the Denver Broncos but lost every single one of them. He wasn’t terrible, throwing five touchdowns, but he also wasn’t great (five interceptions; 72.5 quarterback rating).
With that said, in mop-up duty this year Brock has been dynamite. In a Week 4 blowout to New England, he came in for Tannehill and completed 80 percent of his passes along with a touchdown and 135.4 quarterback rating. On top of that, the former ASU star also killed it in his lone preseason start with Miami. Osweiler went 16-for-25 with two touchdowns and a 106 quarterback rating. The best part? No turnovers!
While it’s true that he is facing a tough team — the Khalil Mack-led Chicago Bears — there is at least some hope that Brock will play well. He’s known Tannehill was banged up so I’m sure he prepared like he was going to start even though the announcement didn’t come until Sunday morning.
Go get ’em, Brock! The Arizona State football gang is hoping you prove folks wrong.