Former Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler and the Houston Texans have agreed in principle to a deal. What do the Broncos do at quarterback now?
Well, in a span of 48 hours, the Broncos lost both Peyton Manning to retirement and Brock Osweiler will not be part of the new era.
According to Rand Getlin of NFL Network, which was later confirmed by Adam Schefter, Osweiler will be heading to the Houston Texans in principle.
In my opinion, it appears as if Houston was willing to offer him more money, which means that money does talk. The deal is reported to be four years for $72 million dollars. That is insane in my opinion.
For now, the only quarterback remaining on the roster from the Super Bowl 50 Champions is Trevor Siemian, who was drafted in the 7th Round last year.
I am honestly not all that surprised. But I gave the Broncos a chance when I heard they were pushing to add more money to the deal. This puts the Broncos in a most interesting situation. Who will the Broncos push for now?
There are a lot of rumors going around that the team could push for a trade with the San Francisco 49ers for Colin Kaepernick. This move I would not be surprised to see happen. Another one as I am writing that could happen is possibly Robert Griffin III.
In my opinion, I would be okay with Kaepernick, but not with Griffin III. Injuries with Griffin III really worry me. I think Kaepernick could really help in Kubiak’s offense.
One name though, that could a dark horse no one is really talking about is Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Jets and Fitzpatrick appear to be far from a deal from the time of this writing. I would not be surprised to see the Broncos push for Fitzpatrick if the Kaepernick trade does not happen.
Keep it here at Predominantly Orange as we keep you updated on all things from free agency, set to begin shortly.