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Brock Osweiler focused on Panthers defense, not starting in 2016

SAN JOSE, CA - FEBRUARY 01:  Brock Osweiler #17 of the Denver Broncos looks on at Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade at SAP Center on February 1, 2016 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Getty Images

The possibility that Peyton Manning will retire after Super Bowl 50 has been a major talking point since the Broncos won the AFC title, but a month ago it was anything but a sure thing that he’d be playing for the Broncos again this season.

Brock Osweiler started the final seven games of the regular season for Denver before getting benched in the second half of Week 17 after turning the ball over three times against the Chargers. Manning came in, the Broncos rallied to win and clinch the top seed in the conference and the Broncos haven’t looked back since then.

Osweiler’s not looking forward either. On Monday, he was asked about the prospect of becoming a starter in the 2016 season and said it wasn’t on his radar with another game left on the schedule.

“I haven’t even thought about that,” Osweiler said. “I am 100 percent focused on the Carolina Panthers defense and getting prepared for the Super Bowl on Sunday. That is something that we will look at in the future.”

Osweiler is set to become a free agent in March and it seems likely that he’ll be at least a competitor for a starting spot come 2016. Denver would seem the likeliest place for that to happen, although Osweiler’s probably not alone in tabling those thoughts until the Super Bowl is over.

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4 Responses to “Brock Osweiler focused on Panthers defense, not starting in 2016”
  1. wyrdawg says: Feb 2, 2016 3:06 AM

    He is getting some pretty good training on how fickle the fans, the media and the NFL in general can be. Invaluable training.

    That said, it’s pretty impressive how he’s handled his particular situation: just as everyone would expect him to act.

    Good on ya, sir.

  2. Pftsliberalagenda says: Feb 2, 2016 5:30 AM

    Eat a sandwich kid

  3. bassplucker says: Feb 2, 2016 7:02 AM

    Even more than most, he looks ridiculous in that flatbill cap.

  4. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Feb 2, 2016 8:31 AM

    He’ll be back.

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