Denver Broncos looking to bring back Brock Osweiler

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 24: Quarterback Brock Osweiler
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 24: Quarterback Brock Osweiler /

The Denver Broncos, ailing at the quarterback position, are interested in bringing back former Bronco Brock Osweiler, recently cut by Cleveland…

With Paxton Lynch injured and Kyle Sloter somewhat shockingly let go ahead of the Broncos’ week one game against the Chargers, the team is reportedly interested in bringing back Brock Osweiler, who was signed last offseason by the Houston Texans to a big money deal.

After fizzling out in Houston relatively quickly, Osweiler was traded along with a second round pick and his massive salary to the Cleveland Browns, where at one point he was rumored to be in the lead for the team’s starting quarterback position.

Osweiler’s stay in Cleveland lasted just one offseason, and he was cut at the time of final cut downs.

The move to cut Osweiler wasn’t surprising from Cleveland’s perspective, since they found their quarterback of the future in DeShone Kizer. The follow up from Denver to go out and grab him?

Now, that’s a shocker.

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Unlike some moves the Broncos are making, this move makes plenty of sense. Osweiler is going to cost the Broncos virtually nothing to keep as a backup this year, and he’s got at least some knowledge of the offensive system, having been drafted into it back in 2012.

With the Browns paying Osweiler $16 million this year, the Broncos will be able to easily afford to pay him something reasonable to get him in the building and back up Trevor Siemian.

Osweiler’s first season in Houston was memorable for all the wrong reasons. He was benched at one point and reportedly got into it verbally with head coach Bill O’Brien. Both Osweiler and the Texans made a gigantic mistake in March of 2016.

Osweiler should have never left Denver in the first place, and who knows what would have happened if he had taken the deal he was offered from John Elway?

This is yet another chance for Osweiler to prove himself, if the Broncos close the deal soon.