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Osweiler becomes Denver’s quarterback of the future

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The Denver Broncos have selected a quarterback of the future.  Given the uncertain health of Peyton Manning, the future could become the present at pretty much any moment.

Quarterback Brock Osweiler has joined the Broncos via the 57th pick in the 2012 draft.

Officially at just under 6’7″ but listed during his college career at Arizona State as six-foot, eight, Osweiler will be groomed to succeed Manning, whenever Manning’s time in Denver ends.

Reports have been mixed on Osweiler.  Before the draft, NFL.com’s Gil Brandt pegged Osweiler as a first-round talent.  Others, like Charley Casserly and Mike Lombardi of NFL.com, insisted that Osweiler was a fourth round talent at best.

Reality roughly split the difference, with Osweiler leaving the board late in round two.

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32 Responses to “Osweiler becomes Denver’s quarterback of the future”
  1. phadedwun says: Apr 27, 2012 9:05 PM

    Drafted him way too early.. but if they think he’s the guy.. then.. well.. more power to them.

    I don’t see it, though.

  2. praetorian77 says: Apr 27, 2012 9:07 PM

    Bust written all over him. Accuracy and decision making issues. Manning better help him and fast

  3. thefiesty1 says: Apr 27, 2012 9:11 PM

    Wow, Manning’s heir apparent? Strange pick instead of a receiver to get Peyton going again.

  4. alstottwastheman says: Apr 27, 2012 9:12 PM

    Tebow is too much of a project. So trade Tebow for a 4th, then use a 2nd to draft another project. Great logic Denver.

  5. baltimorons says: Apr 27, 2012 9:13 PM

    He’ll be starting week 1 after James Harrison knocks Peyton out of the game and league.

  6. broncosfan29 says: Apr 27, 2012 9:22 PM

    baltimorons says:
    Apr 27, 2012 9:13 PM
    He’ll be starting week 1 after James Harrison knocks Peyton out of the game and league.

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    typical steeler fan, idiot. how will he be starting week 1 when you say manning is getting knocked out the game by harrison? that would make manning the starter in week 1. you sir, are the moron. are all steelers fans this stupid???

  7. broncosfan29 says: Apr 27, 2012 9:23 PM

    alstottwastheman says:
    Apr 27, 2012 9:12 PM
    Tebow is too much of a project. So trade Tebow for a 4th, then use a 2nd to draft another project. Great logic Denver.

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    Osweiler is actually a QB, not a RB

  8. jeziyo247 says: Apr 27, 2012 9:33 PM

    Good pick, will learn from manning for 2 to 3 years and hopefully take over and be successful

  9. bears46 says: Apr 27, 2012 9:34 PM

    Manning will coach him up like he did with the painter….oh wait…..

  10. 4thquartermagic says: Apr 27, 2012 9:35 PM

    This pick tells you all you need to know about what Elway though of Tim Tebow.

    Not a Tebow fanatic but he was also a project QB like Osweiler.

    Only he was also a proven winner.

    Terrible draft Broncos.

  11. rarson says: Apr 27, 2012 9:37 PM

    “Reports have been mixed on Osweiler. Before the draft, NFL.com’s Gil Brandt pegged Osweiler as a first-round talent. Others, like Charley Casserly and Mike Lombardi of NFL.com, insisted that Osweiler was a fourth round talent at best.”

    As if draft numbers or the opinions of sports “pundits” has ever been a reliable indication of greatness.

  12. rarson says: Apr 27, 2012 9:42 PM

    @baltimorons

    “He’ll be starting week 1 after James Harrison knocks Peyton out of the game and league.”

    Harrison? Is he still playing the game? I would have assumed that old fart would have retired by now.

  13. ncarolinarn7 says: Apr 27, 2012 9:50 PM

    If Peyton could teach God given ability is one thing. You also can’t teach someone to be tall.

  14. jonasgrumbyoftx says: Apr 27, 2012 9:53 PM

    And given the general analysis, and comments here, about him … it shows you just how terrible a QB little Timmy Tebow really is.

  15. nodindenver says: Apr 27, 2012 9:56 PM

    I sure hope these guys (Elway, Fox, and Xanders) know something that the rest of the football people don’t! My opinion is a grade D at best thus far.

  16. davidcl77 says: Apr 27, 2012 9:59 PM

    Peyton will be retired early on by a 300 lb goon, and this kid sux.

  17. cannonballdookie says: Apr 27, 2012 10:29 PM

    Way to ignore your needs and take a project QB a few rounds too early. Elway is looking awfully arrogant after getting Peyton, hope he didn’t forget that team only went 8-8 and could use a young RB and help all along the defensive line and in the backfield. Oh well, Peyton or bust!

  18. beeronthefridge says: Apr 27, 2012 10:40 PM

    This kid will start this year because PM is one shot away from oblivion.

  19. Spencer says: Apr 27, 2012 11:10 PM

    It’s like McDaniels never left.

  20. teamgoku says: Apr 27, 2012 11:11 PM

    Peyton could also be 4 or 5 years away from reitring so shut up with all the negativity

  21. bucforever says: Apr 27, 2012 11:22 PM

    Ok , let’s compare – Peyton is 6’5″, Osweiler is 6′ 7″ Maybe 8″, Tebow only 6′ 3″. Is this some type of height discrimination thing? Maybe Manning can’t teach a shorter quarterback his techniques. Anyway , Osweiler is a definite “upgrade” in the tall area over Tebow.

  22. coltsnchaos says: Apr 28, 2012 12:14 AM

    There must be a reason why I don’t get paid for NFL comments…… yet watch, Osweiler is a backup, at best.

  23. arrghmakeitstop says: Apr 28, 2012 12:15 AM

    After running the scout team he should check out getting part-time gig at Abercrombie & Fitch down at Cherry Creek Mall.

  24. jerrycola says: Apr 28, 2012 12:43 AM

    He’s probably better then Tebow, which isn’t saying much.

  25. brandonguthrie78 says: Apr 28, 2012 1:44 AM

    Tebow Fan… GO AWAY… Seriously, has their been a worse fan in the history of sports. The guy is a great guy as far as we know. SO MANY of the Broncos players are SO HAPPY he is gone. He averaged about 123 Passing Yards.. Repeat… 123 Passing Yards!!!!!! That is HORRIBLE for a QB in a QB league. Tebow fan is so oblivious to how bad he is, because our DEFENSE kept us in games.. Champ was begging Manning to come to Denver. He cannot throw the ball!!! Anyone that is a realist knows how bad Tebow is. He is gone. Move on. Focus on Taylor Swift and Jockey Ads Tebow Fan. Good Pick Denver!!!

  26. CKL says: Apr 28, 2012 4:57 AM

    Brian Urlacher think Osweiler is a good running back.

  27. hjworton46 says: Apr 28, 2012 6:20 AM

    Hope he matures, at the moment he’s a total meathead.

  28. ldswonger says: Apr 28, 2012 8:37 AM

    Look at how Boise State stomped this kid. Guess which QB Elway SHOULD HAVE PICKED. This after dropping out of round one when Doug Martin was RIGHT THERE. Idiots.

  29. steelymcbeam6 says: Apr 28, 2012 11:46 AM

    Brock has a decent chance of being a solid QB, especially getting a few years to watch how Peyton goes about doing playing QB and learning from what he sees. Osweiler in no way will be a second coming of elway but could be a solid QB that keeps your team relevant for a decade after Peyton retires.

  30. chadmurdigan says: Apr 28, 2012 12:12 PM

    Elway needs to go back to selling cars, which he may well be doing this time next year after Peyton has a lousy season and the Broncos go 4-12.

  31. hijackthemic says: Apr 29, 2012 4:05 PM

    Who are we the Browns? I’m tired of dingbats talking about non-premium QB prospects like they’re anything but unlikely lottery tickets you basically wasted a pick on.

    Understand the math from NFL GMs’ perspective, if Andrew Luck has a 90% chance of success, RG3 a 65% chance, Tannehill like an 8% chance, then Brock maybe has a 1.3% chance. That’s what you’re getting for your pick. Nothing more, whether Elway likes him or not.

  32. jeziyo247 says: Apr 29, 2012 5:11 PM

    Hey tebowmaniacs, let’s go over some facts, Newton, gabbert, dalton and ponder all threw for more yards than tebow. They completed more pass than tebow, wanna know what they have in common? All were rookies while tebow in his second year. They wenrlt threw the same lockout as tebow and 2 of the 4 started the season as backups. There is no excuse for tebow not showing any progress even with the lockout when you gad rookies who were in a more worst situation because not only did they have to learn new offenses, they also had to adjust to playing a much faster game than in college. Brock osweiler is better than tebow hell the only QB I think tebow is better than is curtis painter. Tebow is not gonna improve with the jets because he’s always gonna be a run first, pass later type of QB. Your second leader rushing should be your QB, he had more than half the total of magahee’s yards and 200 more than ball. And you say the broncos should have kept tebow, if you look at just his numbers and not his popularity, theres no way in hell he should have played the whole season and if it wasn’t for you fans, he would have been benched for Quinn. What have tebow done for the broncos besides managed a few drives in the last minutes that prater won with his foot. Im glad the broncos got rid of him because he was setting the franchise back and you fans of his just wasn’t seeing it, you’re too blind by the fact that he just can’t play QB, his stats says it all and it wont change much even with the jets. Why turn think they putting him as a punt protector and possibly special teams? They know it too and they’re just trying to give a spot on the team hopefully getting him to make a position change.

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