Broncos News: Brock Osweiler to make first NFL Start


Nov 15, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) runs the ball during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Chiefs won 29-13. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time since the Denver Broncos acquired Peyton Manning in the 2012 offseason, the Sheriff will not be suiting up. Instead, the quarterback the Broncos drafted that same year will get the nod.

Head coach Gary Kubiak announced today that the Broncos will be starting Brock Osweiler on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. As it was reported today, Manning has a partial tear in his foot and it caused him some discomfort during the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

I think I can speak for every fan in Denver that this is the right call. Manning has not looked himself overall this entire season. He aggravated his foot against the Colts and never fully recovered. Kubiak took the blame for letting him go and play.

With Manning out for the first time since his neck surgery in 2011, the reigns are now handed over to the fourth year quarterback out of Arizona State University. Osweiler looked pretty solid in relief appearance for Manning. Then again, I would much rather have a healthy quarterback over a non-healthy one.

In his career, which were two relief appearances, Osweiler has thrown for 305 yards as well as two touchdowns and an interception. Those numbers are good for a 78.1 passer rating.

It appears that we could get a glimpse of what life will be post-Peyton Manning earlier than we anticipated. I, for one, am very excited for what Osweiler can do. I have been very high on him for quite a few years.

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This will also give Kubiak a chance to utilize his zone blocking scheme offense. Having Osweiler under center could benefit the offense. And he does really well in the play action.

Oh, and let me state this, Brock Osweiler can scramble for a few yards if needed. Having a mobile quarterback will benefit this offense in order to extend the play.

Wishing Manning a speedy recovery and good luck to Osweiler this week against the Bears. Go Broncos!