Broncos bring back Osweiler
- Author: Stacy Allen Sep 06, 2017,
Sep 06, 2017, 12:03
After playing a key role for the Broncos in their run to winning Super Bowl 50 (he went 5-2 as a starter while filling in for Peyton Manning), Osweiler shocked the world and signed a free-agent deal with the Houston Texans.
Confirming an earlier report by cleveland.com, the Broncos agreed to terms with Osweiler on a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum of $775,000, meaning the Browns will now only have to pay him $15,225,000 this season.
"I'm glad to have him back, " said Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders. I'm sure with everything he went through in Houston and then going to Cleveland, I'm sure he's going to need a little football rehab. Nor has Kevin Hogan, who will likely see his way out the door soon now that Woodrum was added to the roster, although they did not release him immediately to make room for the new quarterback.
"It's hard to really describe it in words, but being back here today, practicing as a Bronco and being here at Dove Valley", Osweiler said, "it's probably a top five, if not top three, day of my life".
The Broncos took Osweiler in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He already knew exactly where to go and when to be there. "It won't be the entire offense that we installed from the spring, but it would be Brock's package". However, in saying that, this is Trevor Siemian's team, and right now, my job is to be the backup of this football team and do it to the best of my ability. Now, the Browns are paying Osweiler more than $15 million this season, while the Broncos are paying him less than a million.
Osweiler started seven games in his previous year for Denver, earning a 5-2 record in place of injured starter Peyton Manning. "I know we thought a lot of Brock. We'll welcome him with open arms and give him some love". "So, we were able to get it fixed".
The signing is pending his physical on Monday in Denver, but that shouldn't be a problem.
Osweiler would have been the starting quarterback last season had he not jumped ship.