Brock Osweiler QB HOU 3 months ago1 Comment

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

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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 3 months ago

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

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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 3 months ago

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

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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 3 months ago

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

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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 3 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.

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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.

Brock Osweiler QB HOU 4 months ago

Osweiler (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will serve as the Broncos' second-string quarterback in Sunday's playoff game against the Steelers, ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold reports.

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Osweiler's practice Friday was his first full session since injuring his knee during Denver's regular season finale. Although he's since lost his starting quarterback position to Peyton Manning, Osweiler will at least be available as the Broncos' backup Sunday versus the Steelers.

Brock Osweiler QB HOU 4 months ago

Osweiler (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

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That said, Osweiler was present at practice Wednesday, but his throwing was limited to the warm-up portion of the session. In any case, Peyton Manning is slated to start Sunday's playoff game against the Steelers, so in the event that Osweiler is available for the contest, he's slated to serve in a backup capacity.

Brock Osweiler QB HOU 5 months ago

Osweiler (knee) returned to practice Monday, ESPN.com reports.

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Osweiler hasn't practiced since injuring his knee during the Broncos' regular season finale. Although Peyton Manning has since been named Denver's starting quarterback, Osweiler at least appears likely to be available as the backup for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Brock Osweiler QB HOU 5 months ago

Coach Mike Kubiak expects Osweiler (knee) to return to practice Monday, 9News' Mike Klis reports.

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A return to practice Monday would put Osweiler safely on track to be ready for Denver's game after the bye. Peyton Manning remains locked back into the starting role, however, so Osweiler will merely serve as the backup.

Brock Osweiler QB HOU 5 months ago1 Comment

Osweiler (knee) was rested for Thursday's practice and revealed that he's disappointed, yet supportive, of the Broncos' decision to start Peyton Manning at quarterback in the playoffs.

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Osweiler was injured during Sunday's regular season finale, but with the Broncos earning a first-round playoff bye, he was afforded a rest day in practice Thursday. That being said, Osweiler will return to the Broncos' second-string option at quarterback heading into their game next weekend, a demotion that Osweiler says won't impact his commitment to the team.