You know how the Denver Broncos groomed the quarterback incarnate, Brock Osweiler, to be Peyton Manning’s successor? Yeah, well…no. According to the NFL Network, the Houston Texans and Osweiler have agreed to a multiyear deal, leaving the defending Super Bowl champions without a starting quarterback.
The 25-year-old Osweiler threw for 1,967 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions in eight games in 2015, his fourth season in the league, while starting in place of an injured Manning. Osweiler is turning down the Broncos’ reported offer for three years and more than $45 million, and accepted the Texans’ deal a few hours before free agency began Wednesday.
The announcement comes only days after Osweiler was involved in a potential controversial moment including some overzealous fans, a woman, and some pizza. It looks like none of that will affect his pockets. However, now it looks like the Broncos are without a signal caller. With a plethora of free-agent quarterbacks set to hit the market, it is interesting to see who Denver will turn their attention to now.
Quarterbacks that are set to hit the market include Ryan Fitzpatrick, Johnny Manziel, Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick.
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