The Denver Broncos are having a great offseason
1. We didn’t overpay for Brock Osweiler
I don’t know what camp you were in before everything went down, but I was in the “DO NOT OVERPAY BROCK” camp from the very start. When I first heard that he could command a contract in excess of $15 million per season, I had already decided in my mind that I would be incredibly upset if it happened.
Lo and behold, Osweiler was whining about being benched in a game that the Broncos had to win where the offense had 100 turnovers in the first half against the hapless Chargers.
Excuse me, Brock, but didn’t you and the offense put up 0 touchdowns against the Oakland Raiders last year? At home? I think the coaching staff had a right to put in Peyton Manning at that point, regardless of how average you had played compared to Peyton’s ‘well below average’ play throughout the course of the year.
Manning came in and — shockingly — provided average QB play for the next four games, and the Broncos won the Super Bowl. All the while, Brock was plotting his departure from the team. He didn’t even answer calls two weeks leading up to free agency?
Good riddance, enjoy your 8-8 season. We will never forget you, Brent.
The Houston Texans paid Osweiler $72 million over four years, nearly $40 million of which is guaranteed money. That’s insane. Peyton Manning signed a five-year, $100 million deal with the Broncos in 2012, worth just about $1.5 million more annually than what Osweiler signed.
Get real, homie. Not re-signing Osweiler is one of the best things — perhaps THE best thing — to happen to the Broncos all offseason.
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