Denver Broncos QB, Brock Osweiler, has agreed to sign a hefty four year deal with the Houston Texans. Osweiler featured in the starting line-up of the Denver in many games last season when Peyton Manning was injured.
Osweiler was controversially dropped from the Denver Broncos during last season’s playoff to include Manning. He didn’t show much interest in re-signing with Denver this season. The QB reportedly cut off communications with Denver’s coaching staffs and team-mates two weeks ago. The Broncos also knew Osweiler is not going to come back. The player was the Broncos’ second round pick in the 2012 draft out of Arizona state, according to Real GM.
The Broncos offered him a four-year, $64 million contract, but Osweiler opted for the four year, $72 million deal he was offered by the Texans. Running back Lamar Miller also signed with the Houston Texans along with Osweiler.
Money wasn’t the only factor in this decision. He decided to leave Denver because he was benched in the 17th week for Peyton Manning. And Denver stuck to Manning in offense through-out the playoffs.
According to SB Nation, John Elway, Denver General Manager said in a statement released by the club on Wednesday, “We’ve stayed true to our philosophy of building a team with players who want to be Denver Broncos and want to be here. That’s been a successful approach for us. While we did offer a very competitive and fair long-term contract to Brock, we ultimately had to remain disciplined while continuing to assemble a roster that can compete for championships.”
The Broncos have several back-up options to pursue in free agency. They may bank on the controversial star, Johnny Manziel, who came highly recommended by Super Bowl MVP Von Miller as we have reported earlier.