Brock Osweiler has filled in nicely for Peyton Manning as the Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback. Even though it appears that Manning could return to the field soon, it sounds like the Broncos are content with Osweiler and have decided that he will finish the season as their quarterback barring a major collapse.
According to a report from Jay Glazer, Osweiler will remain the starter which could signal an end to Manning’s tenure with the Broncos.
There is no question that Osweiler has proven that he has the talent to be a very solid NFL starter.
During the six games that Osweiler has played this season, he has put up very good numbers. He has completed 60.3 percent of his pass attempts for 1,436 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions.
Denver is going to need him to continue putting up big numbers as the playoffs are close to arriving. At this point in time the Broncos hold a 10-4 record heading into Monday Night Football against the Cincinnati Bengals. Osweiler has another chance to prove that he can step up and be a leader for the Broncos against a tough Bengals’ defense.
At 25 years old, Osweiler is ready to take the next step and be the Broncos’ long-term starter. Manning was good for a couple years, but he is aging quickly and didn’t play well early this season.
Expect to see Osweiler remain the quarterback throughout the remainder of the season and to see Manning walk at the end of the year.
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