Brock Osweiler
QB HOU (9)
2 days ago

Osweiler completed 11 of 13 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Both incompletions were dropped passes, including one on a deep ball by rookie Will Fuller, who made up for it by catching three passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. Osweiler was also efficient throwing to his other wideouts, with DeAndre Hopkins catching both of his targets for 41 yards and Braxton Miller going 3-for-3 for 29 yards. The first two preseason games were a mixed bag, but Sunday showed that the Houston offense has immense potential -- if Osweiler, Fuller and Braxton Miller develop faster than expected.

Brock Osweiler
QB HOU (9)
1 week ago

Osweiler completed 12-of-19 passes for 124 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Houston's win over New Orleans in preseason Week 2.

EDGE Analysis

The Texans worked in more plays and offensive sets during the second week for Osweiler, who played into the second quarter. We got a good look at Osweiler's interaction with his new rookie wideouts -- Will Fuller and Braxton Miller -- who combined for 12 targets. His fade route touchdown pass to Fuller in the first quarter was as good as it gets. Working behind a makeshift line -- four of five projected starters didn't play -- Osweiler was better this week than what he showed in preseason Week 1 against the 49ers. His major blemish was a second attempted fade route to Fuller that was underthrown and resulted in an interception. The bottom line, it looks like Osweiler has a wealth of targets and this could be a productive offense in the NFL this season, if the offensive line gets healthy.

Brock Osweiler
QB HOU (9)
2 weeks ago2 Comments

Houston head coach Bill O'Brien was not alarmed by Osweiler's performance in the team's preseason opener against the 49ers, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Osweiler completed 4-of-7 passes for 27 yards and a 65.8 passer rating.

EDGE Analysis

It's no surprise that O'Brien would not admit concern after his newly minted starting quarterback could not generate points in three drives. Other than one medium-range pass to DeAndre Hopkins, Osweiler's attempts were short throws in the five-yard range, as the overall game plan could be described as "vanilla." "We ran the ball quite a bit. We threw some quick game. He had one fade ball to DeAndre that was close. The DB made a really good play on it," said O'Brien.

Brock Osweiler
QB HOU (9)
2 weeks ago2 Comments

Osweiler completed 4-of-7 passes for 27 yards in Houston's preseason opening win over San Francisco.

EDGE Analysis

Osweiler directed the team's first three drives, but did not generate any points despite moving into 49ers territory twice. It's not a great start to the Osweiler era, but this is a revamped offense with several new skill pieces, so there will be some time needed to develop chemistry. The positive spin is that the Texans got some film to review and they can adjust as necessary.

Brock Osweiler
QB HOU (9)
1 month ago

Osweiler said he felt comfortable Sunday during Houston's first training camp practice, John McCain of the Houston Chronicle reports. "I felt extremely comfortable today," he said. "Whenever you're in a new system, and you go on summer break and come back for training camp, you don't know how much is really going to stick. I felt extremely comfortable calling the plays, hearing the plays in the helmet. We audibled a few times at the line of scrimmage."

EDGE Analysis

Oswieler is eager to get started with his new team and new playbook. The quarterback isn't the only new element on offense. The Texans will have a new running back, a couple of new receivers and at least two new members on the offensive line. Osweiler and his teammates have a lot of work to do to become an in-sync unit. That process began Sunday. Now, they'll review the video, figure out what didn't work properly, and make adjustments to correct any mistakes.

Brock Osweiler
QB HOU (9)
6 months ago1 Comment

Osweiler's deal with the Texans is believed to be a four-year, $72-million pact, the Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The report suggests that the Broncos offered Osweiler a multi-year deal worth more than $16 million per year to remain with Denver, but he'll instead get a fresh start with the Texans, a team that has been longing for some stability at the quarterback position.

Brock Osweiler
QB HOU (9)
6 months ago

The Texans are poised to sign Osweiler, the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Assuming the deal goes through, we'll have to see how rich a contract Osweiler lands with the Texans, but with the anticipated move, Houston has finally found a franchise quarterback, while Denver's situation at the key position is decidedly cloudy in the wake of Peyton Manning's retirement.

Brock Osweiler
QB HOU (9)
6 months ago

Denver offered Osweiler a three-year contract exceeding $45 million, 9news.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's a startlingly high figure for a player who's almost certainly far below the average as a starting quarterback, but quarterback scarcity and an increasing cap have made this the new normal. With Denver using the franchise tag on Von Miller, Osweiler will be free to test the market if he chooses. In the article for 9news.com, writer Mike Klis mentions Houston, Cleveland, and the Jets as potential suitors for Osweiler if he should pass on Denver's initial offer.

Brock Osweiler
QB HOU (9)
6 months ago

General manager John Elway confirmed that the Broncos want Osweiler back, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Elway has said all the right things, praising Osweiler's development and speaking optimistically. Some analysts have speculated that, should Denver work out a deal with Von Miller in the coming days, Osweiler may receive a franchise tag. As the team's site points out, that would both be extremely costly and fail to jive with a potential annoucement about Peyton Manning's future. More likely, a Miller signing would mean a tag for Malik Jackson, but that doesn't mean Osweiler won't return to Denver. Elway and head coach Gary Kubiak have spoken out in favor of Osweiler and Osweiler has voiced a desire to stay put. Expect the three to work something out in the coming days.

Brock Osweiler
QB HOU (9)
7 months ago

Osweiler completed 170 of 275 passes for 1,967 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2015. He added 61 yards and a touchdown on 21 rushes.

EDGE Analysis

Before Peyton Manning returned to the spotlight for a final run at a championship, it was Osweiler - Manning's backup during his entire tenure in Denver - who was featured on the cover of sporting magazines. Osweiler led Denver to arguably its biggest wins of the regular season, comebacks in Week 13 against New England and Week 16 against Cincinnati, and appeared comfortable in head coach Gary Kubiak's offense which is predicated on an inside-outside zone running game and taking shots down the field. After a promising showing, Osweiler, who is still just 25 despite four years in the league under his belt, will almost certainly be a starter next year. Whether or not Denver's desire to lock up defensive studs makes them vulnerable to another team out-bidding them for Osweiler remains to be seen. The smart money is that Osweiler stays in Denver. General manager John Elway hand-picked Osweiler to learn from Manning and the team doesn't have much else on the roster or a premium draft pick to get one of the top passers in this year's draft. Expect Osweiler to cost Denver a pretty penny and build on his 2015 debut.