Broncos Country, Don’t Panic About Brock Osweiler
The Denver Broncos have officially brought Brock Osweiler back to the team on Monday. Just because he’s here is no reason to panic. Here’s why I believe so.
We had quite the weekend Broncos Country. T.J. Ward is gone (sniffles), Kyle Sloter was picked up, and Brock Osweiler is a Denver Bronco again.
Did you do a double take on that last sentence? Yes, I repeat, Brock Osweiler is a Bronco again. After bolting for Houston last offseason, Osweiler ended up getting benched, traded to Cleveland, and released by the Browns. All of that within 18 months.
With Paxton Lynch injured, the team decided to bring back Osweiler for the veteran minimum. But just because he is the orange and blue again does not mean the end of the world. I know Broncos Country had poked fun at him when he performed terribly and had quite the rough offseason.
It is not time for Broncos Country to panic. He is not going to start unless Trevor Siemian goes down. He is simply there to help the Denver Broncos anyway he can. And his meeting with the media after practice showed that he is ready.
Here is his meeting with the media on Monday:
There are a few reasons why I think we will be okay. First off, it gives the Denver Broncos a reliable backup while Paxton Lynch recovers. Yes, he had his moments. But I believe that Osweiler could excel with this system, if his number is called.
Second, after watching him speak to the media, he looks really humbled and excited. There was even a moment where he said about the possibility of returning to the Broncos.
Look, we all make mistakes. Brock Osweiler even said that he felt uneasy after the decision he made to go to Houston instead of staying in Denver. If he had these kinds of feelings, then perhaps it is time we forgave him. He did what he believed was best for his family and himself. You cannot blame an NFL player for that.
But perhaps the best thing that he could have said was when he was asked if he sees himself as a starter in the NFL again.
This quote really impressed me. I believe once he gets his mechanics back to what they were when he did start for the Broncos, he could be successful. But it is also shows how humble he is in accepting his role with the Denver Broncos as a backup quarterback.
He knows that this is Trevor’s team and is willing to do what he can to help out the Broncos. Do not forget, when Peyton Manning went down in 2015, we have to credit Osweiler for what he did to help the Denver Broncos win Super Bowl 50.
It may not have worked out for him the way he hoped, but without Brock Osweiler, Super Bowl 50 would probably be wishful thinking.
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So Broncos Country, do not panic that Brock is now on the Denver Broncos. He knows the team and could do really well helping out Trevor Siemian. I believe a veteran presence on the team is something we could use. After all, this is Team Broncos. We should hope all our players succeed.
With that said, I am looking forward to what the 2017 NFL Season has in store for the Denver Broncos. The quest towards a fourth Lombardi Trophy begins now!