Broncos preseason 2015: Brock Osweiler gets his shot


Aug 12, 2015; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) warms up with passing drills during training camp activities at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Brock Osweiler has been waiting patiently for when he has the opportune time to show the Broncos coaching staff what he is capable of. The chances were not often there during the John Fox era, but perhaps now we will get to see what he can do in the Gary Kubiak era.

According to sources, the Denver Broncos coaching staff has decided to sit a lot of key veteran starters for Friday’s matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. One of the players that will be sitting is Peyton Manning. This will mark the first time in the Manning era that he will not be playing a snap in the first preseason game.

This gives Brock Osweiler the nod to start with the first team offense. It is also most likely that he will be playing for a good portion of the football game. My prediction is that he plays for the entire first half. Getting the chance to go with the first team offense should be exciting for Brock Osweiler.

This is also a good move by Gary Kubiak and the Broncos coaching staff. For one, it allows Peyton Manning to get some well needed rest so that he is good to go for the next preseason game. As well as it gives him a bit more miles on his tires to make a push in the later stages of the season.

This also gives the coaching staff a great chance to see what they have in Brock Osweiler. I stated in a past article that this will benefit the three parties involved. Having Peyton Manning rest, Brock Osweiler play, and the coaching staff to see what they have in Osweiler while allowing Manning to reserve some important miles.

I really want to see Brock Osweiler succeed with the Denver Broncos. How is he going to be able to improve on his game if the coaching staff will not even give him a chance? Of course, John Fox and company didn’t give him a real chance. Which exemplifies this moment last year, when Peyton Manning went out on the field against the Oakland Raiders and the disappointment on Brock Osweiler’s face.

The 2015 preseason is going to be make or break time for Brock Osweiler. I am enjoying the fact that Gary Kubiak is giving him the nod to start on Friday. Perhaps Gary Kubiak sees something in Brock Osweiler that not a lot of people do. Having him play for an extended period of time could be the difference between a new contract or a new team. Good luck Brock Osweiler.

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