Vance Joseph names Brock Osweiler starting quarterback
Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph reportedly has informed the team that Brock Osweiler will start for the Broncos against the Eagles…
The Denver Broncos are making a move at the quarterback position, as Vance Joseph has informed the team of his decision to make Brock Osweiler the starting quarterback for the Broncos’ matchup this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Brock to the future.
Time to Brock-n-roll.
All joking aside, this move was needed.
The last time Brock Osweiler started with the Denver Broncos, they went on to win the Super Bowl. We’re not saying, we’re just saying…
With the move to Osweiler, it would be a shock if we ever saw Trevor Siemian starting for the Denver Broncos again. This move to Osweiler was long overdue, and also an indicator that Paxton Lynch is still not quite ready to make his 2017 regular season debut. Lynch has been out since week three of the preseason with an injury to his throwing shoulder.
Osweiler came to Denver after being let go by the Cleveland Browns, and said at the time of his signing with the Broncos that he told his agent to get him to the Broncos no matter what it took. He even said he would have played for a penny if possible, obviously in jest, but Osweiler is costing the Broncos virtually nothing and costing the Cleveland Browns a heck of a lot.
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Prior to leaving the Broncos for the Houston Texans, Osweiler was offered a big money contract by John Elway. We’re not yet two years removed from that happening, and now — 23 regular season games later — Osweiler is finally getting another shot to be Denver’s starting quarterback.
His first opportunity will come against arguably the best team in the National Football League, the Philadelphia Eagles.
On the road.
It’ll be a tough test, but it will also be refreshing to see the change at quarterback. Trevor Siemian has been absolutely dreadful the past five games, in which the Broncos have gone 1-4. He has thrown three touchdown passes, two of them in garbage time, and eight interceptions while also taking 19 sacks.
Those types of numbers are simply unacceptable, and far below replacement level.
Siemian’s regression paved the way for Osweiler to step into the starting role, and it’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out from here.