An open letter to Brock Osweiler

Jan 5, 2012, 9:00 PM | Updated: 10:09 pm

Dear Brock,

You may not remember me, but a few months back you were a
guest on one of our shows here at Arizona Sports 620. I
was taking
, and the fact that I am Arizona alum
was brought up during the interview. You proceeded to
apologize for beating my alma mater in the most recent
Territorial Cup, though I kind of doubted your sincerity
at the time.

Enough time has passed, though, and I’ve forgiven you.
Sure, Arizona’s 31-27 win last November has played a role,
but really, I’m over it. I’m not angry, bitter or
resentful towards you in any way, and to prove it I’m
going to offer you some advice:

Don’t leave ASU, not yet.

Multiple reports have surfaced about the possibility of
you bolting Tempe lately, whether it be for UCLA or,
maybe, the NFL.

While both offer something you undoubtedly covet (Noel
Mazzone, a career), the truth is the best place for you,
at this very moment, is the one you are at. Because, as it
stands, you still have plenty left to accomplish at the
collegiate level. Plenty you need to accomplish at the
collegiate level.

Though you passed for 4,036 yards and 26 touchdowns in
your first season as a starter, you also tossed 13
interceptions. You may have set school records, but your
team’s record was just 6-7. Are you cool with your
Sun Devil career ending on a five-game losing streak?
Maybe if you were going to be one of the first QBs
selected in April, but there is no way a team picks you
ahead of Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III,and you’re not
likely to go ahead of Nick Foles, either.
You have potential, but much of it is unrealized. One more
year of seasoning in Tempe could vault you into the first
round of the draft, but right now you’re probably looking
at the third round – at best – which should not be enough
for you to leave.

Then again, maybe it’s not about feeling like you are
ready for the next level. Could it be that the reason you
are thinking of ending your career at ASU is because
Mazzone already did. I have no doubt the guy played a huge
role in getting you to where you are right now, but you
know what? Him leaving is no reason for you to do the

Football – hell, life – will be full of change. Teammates,
coaches, teams; this will not be the last time something
like this happens in your career. You will have
different coaches and you will learn different
offenses. That’s how it is, that’s how it will be, and if
you can’t handle it maybe you should find a different

Does that come off a bit harsh? That’s not what I’m going
for here.

Because, truth be told, I actually think you could go on
to have a long, productive career in the NFL. At 6-foot-8
(did you know you were that tall?), with your wheels and
cannon for an arm, by the time you’re done with college
there will be a line of teams hoping to land you in the

But please, Brock, trust me when I say making them wait
just one more season would be the best thing for you.

Thank you and Bear Down,

Adam Green

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