Osweiler threw for 1247 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions during the 2018 season.
Osweiler did not throw a pass during Miami's final six games of the season due to the return of starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The 28-year-old was thrust into the starting lineup from Week 6 to Week 10, leading the Dolphins to two wins and three losses during that stretch, while completing 63 percent of his passing attempts. After throwing for 380 yards and three touchdowns in his first start, a Week 6 win over the Bears, Osweiler achieved mixed results through the next four games. Once thought of as a potential franchise quarterback, Osweiler looked much more serviceable playing a backup role during the 2018 season. Set to become a free agent this offseason, if Miami doesn't chose to bring Osweiler back it seems likely that he'll land a No. 2 job elsewhere in the league.
The Dolphins added Osweiler to their injury report hours before Sunday's game against the Jaguars with a back issue, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. He's considered questionable for the contest.
Osweiler didn't appear on the injury report Wednesday through Friday, so the assumption is that he practiced fully all three days and developed the back issue at some point after the final session of the week. If Osweiler is unable to suit up Sunday, David Fales would check in as the backup to starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Osweiler is in line to serve as the Dolphins' backup quarterback Sunday against the Colts with coach Adam Gase naming Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) the Week 12 starter, Adam H. Beasley and Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald report.
After missing the Dolphins' previous five games with an injury to his throwing shoulder, Tannehill cleared up any lingering concern about his health coming out of the team's Week 11 bye at Tuesday's practice. While Tannehill didn't display his usual game velocity on the throws, the report notes that he showed good accuracy while incrementally increasing his throwing distance. Gase apparently agreed with that assessment, prompting him to turn the gig back over to Tannehill after Osweiler went 2-3 while completing 63 percent of his attempts for 1,212 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions during his run as starter. Unless Tannehill's shoulder acts up again over the Dolphins' final six contests of 2018, don't expect Osweiler to see any snaps outside of garbage time.
Osweiler completed 23 of 37 pass attempts for 213 yards and one interception during Sunday's 31-12 loss to the Packers. He also lost a fumble.
Osweiler generated just one play longer than 25 yards on the day as he finished averaging an underwhelming 5.8 yards per attempt. He lost a fumble on the opening drive as his team moved into Green Bay territory and threw an interception in his own end in the third quarter. Osweiler is averaging just 208 passing yards per game over the last four and hasn't thrown a touchdown in any of his last three. He'll enjoy a much-needed bye next week before facing the Colts in Week 12.
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