Brock Osweiler Says there is “No Grudge” with Broncos
Broncos Offseason: Former Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler decided to take his talents to Houston two months ago. He told Jenny Vrentas of the MMQB that there is no grudge. Interesting.
After over a month of searching for the best option, the Denver Broncos now have their three quarterbacks going into the 2016 NFL season. Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian, and Paxton Lynch will be the men for the job.
Of course, one man will win the starting job, but it is key that Siemian and Lynch are ready. Although, this situation could not have been possible without the free agency decision of one Brock Osweiler. Or as we have called him in the media recently, Brent Osweiler.
While the Broncos are getting adjusted to life without Peyton Manning and preparing for their Super Bowl defense, Brock Osweiler is with the Houston Texans preparing himself to be the starter for a team that won the AFC South last year, but were completely dismantled by the Broncos AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card round.
Jenny Vrentas from the Monday Morning Quarterback had a chance to talk to Brock Osweiler about his last couple of months plus his time in Denver. The quote in the tweet made me do a double take.
No grudge with the Denver Broncos. Are you sure about that Brock Osweiler? If you want to read the full article, you can do so in the link. For this piece, I will be pointing out the things he said in regards of his time in Denver, since this is a Broncos blog after all.
One of the questions that Vrentas asked Osweiler was about being in John Elway and Peyton Manning’s shadow and in coming to Houston, he had a chance to be a “real hero” and to pave a new path in Houston.
“I have tremendous respect for both [John] Elway and [Peyton] Manning as people and as quarterbacks in the NFL, but I was not concerned one bit with playing in their shadow. That didn’t weigh into my decision whatsoever. Bottom line, I made my decision off where I felt like I could have the most success playing quarterback in the NFL and where I could go and win long term.”
Except there is one thing wrong with that my friend. You could have won long term here. I know J.J. Watt is over at Houston and the defense is solid. But the Broncos defense gave you the majority, if not all of your wins and a Super Bowl title to boot.
Brock Osweiler had a chance to win here long term. But it is okay. You can say that you wanted to start fresh. I can’t speak for Osweiler, but I have a feeling that is why he left.
Another quote that was real head scratching was how the media fixated on him having a grudge against the Denver Broncos. When asked, Brock Osweiler had this to say.
“I am really speaking the truth. There is no grudge. I have tremendous respect for coach Gary Kubiak and Greg Knapp, my quarterback’s coach. Elway for giving me the opportunity to come into the National Football League. I could stand up and have a press conference and thank 100 guys within the organization. I have nothing but love for my time spent in Denver. But now we are beginning a new chapter, and I couldn’t be more excited to be here in Houston.”
Again, you don’t have to lie Brock Osweiler. Especially how you handled yourself in the regular season finale against the San Diego Chargers. Things weren’t working out. You were having arguments with the coaches you mentioned above. Kubiak sat you for Manning, a future Hall of Famer.
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When that happened, you could not take that. You decided then and there that you wanted out. And your agent was going to make that possible. Also, saying that you would put yourself in instead of Manning or Elway in a key situation did not sit well with a lot of fans.
The final straw was not responding to Broncos staff and players after the Super Bowl. Once we all knew that, it made much more sense why you left. It speaks in your body language, words, and attitude.
But you can continue saying that. Broncos Country knows the truth. We will see you October 24th under the Monday Night Football lights.