The Denver Broncos just lost quarterback Peyton Manning to retirement and it looks like they could be losing their incumbent starter to free agency very soon. Brock Osweiler, who started seven games for the team throughout the 2015 season, is reportedly down to two teams for his decision.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Osweiler, who was offered a 3 year, $45 million contract by the Broncos, is set to decide between the team that drafted him and the Houston Texans.
Denver and Houston shape up as the two primary potential landing spots for free-agent QB Brock Osweiler.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2016
Osweiler, who is entering his fifth year in the league, threw for 1,987 yards and 10 touchdowns in eight games in the absence of Manning last year. He helped lead the team to a 5-2 record in his seven starts with the team.
If he were to decide on leaving for the Texans, it would be almost like he never left Denver. Both teams are very similar in relying on their defense and having a few big targets for Osweiler to throw to.
Either way, you can expect whoever doesn’t end up with Osweiler to look towards drafting a quarterback in April.
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