Report: Broncos offer Osweiler 3-year deal worth more than $45M

AP

With Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler set to become a free agent on Wednesday, the team is trying to entice him to stay in Denver.

Mike Klis of KUSA reports that the Broncos offered Osweiler a three-year contract worth more than $45 million. That comes on the heels of a Denver Post report that pegged the Broncos’ offer to Osweiler at more than $12 million a year.

Neither report has indicated how much money is guaranteed in these offers, and the guaranteed money is often more important to players and agents than the total value of the deal. So it’s tough to assess exactly how good the Broncos’ offer for Osweiler is.

But it is clear that the Broncos would like to move on from Peyton Manning and hold on to Osweiler. In a perfect scenario for the Broncos, Manning would announce his retirement and Osweiler would sign a long-term deal as Manning’s heir apparent. But it’s starting to look more likely that Manning will be released, and Osweiler will test free agency.

71 responses to “Report: Broncos offer Osweiler 3-year deal worth more than $45M

  1. I hope they cut Manning and Brock gets a higher offer elsewhere. Not that he should play elsewhere, but if Flacci can lead the league in pay, then Brock should definitely maximize his value in the market.

  2. It’s all crazy money no matter how much is guaranteed. Good for him. He was very polite and humble and respectful throughout. The right opportunity has come along and he has performed well enough to take advantage of it. And when he hears Elway bad mouthing Fox after he is let go, Os knows there is no such thing as loyalty or appreciation any more.
    Good luck as a free agent.

  3. If Osweiler signs this deal, then Denver can say au revoir to Malik Jackson and Danny Trevathan.

    I think the Broncos would be smarter to keep these two proven defensive players and draft a QB.

  4. *** In a perfect scenario for the Broncos, Manning would announce his willingness to stay on as backup and mentor, and Osweiler would sign a long-term deal as Manning’s heir apparent.

  5. I’d give Brock $15mil/yr, as opposed to giving Bradford $18mil/yr…any & every day of the year. Brock was just as productive as Sam last year, and he could certainly improve. Bradford is what he is; a guy who has thrown for 78TDs & made $78 million…

  6. Osweiler getting 15m? LOL. Gabbert had better numbers on the worst offensive team in the league than the Stork had on the SB champion last year in about the same period of time.

  7. He will make way more on the open market. The Rams would be able to plug him in now and play the same game he played in Denver.

    And sorry but Hue Jackson could make him work as well and speed up the Browns revival. But I bet they still go young.

  8. That contract probably does not have not a huge signing bonus or guaranteed money. That’s the only part of NFL contract’s that are relevant.

  9. “I understand a starting QB is likely to get 10 mil a year”

    haha maybe 10 years ago. Back here in the present day there isn’t an established starter below 16M.

  10. luckyjim1980 says:
    Mar 5, 2016 3:22 PM
    If Osweiler signs this deal, then Denver can say au revoir to Malik Jackson and Danny Trevathan.

    I think the Broncos would be smarter to keep these two proven defensive players and draft a QB.

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    Given as weak as this draft is at QB and how strong it is defensively Denver would be better served signing Brock and replacing the other two in the draft.

  11. I’m sure his agent has talked to other teams and has a pretty good idea what the market is for his client…which is probably why he didn’t sign the offer.

  12. Hey Coach Beck, where’s the Super Bowl defense on either of those loser teams you mentioned? Mm…. Brock should stay right where he is. There is a lot to be said for A Hall of Fame mentoring. Just ask Aaron or Steve Young.

  13. Why not test the market—the Broncos will not remove the offer. Brock should get the best deal for himself because teams show little loyalty to the players.

  14. Over $45 million for a QB who has 7 starts in the NFL with 5-2 record which could have easily been 4-3 had Kubiak not benched him? I truly hope he turns out to be a franchise QB.

  15. If you are the rams, really what do you have to lose? If you offer him 75 million with 30 guarenteed and he sucks, this doesn’t make you any worse than you are now at the position. You take a big cap hit, get rid of him, and move on.

  16. Osweiler should hit the open market. Someone is going to over-pay for him. Let him make the $.

    The Broncos reign over the AFC West is about to end with the Chiefs hot on their tails, and Oakland emerging with good young talent, and San Diego has Rivers.

  17. He’s probably looking at how ridiculously overpaid Kirk Cousins now is and thinking he is worth about the same. While Washington is looking at the deal wishing they could have made it with Cousins.

  18. Ha…. DEFENSE!!!!! That’s what wins championships… KC…. Raiders…. Chargers… Not a chance… Broncos own the AFC WEST!!

  19. First of all, Joe Montana went in the third round and Tom Brady went in the 6th, so don’t think players get drafted based 100% on how they’re actually going to peform in the NFL. Osweiler was good enough in college to be the number one overall pick in an average draft. Just because the people who passed up Montana and Brady also passed up Osweiler, doesn’t mean they were right. Osweiler could very well turn out to be an elite QB, capable of winning multiple super bowls. There is no game tape that proves otherwise.

  20. You guys are capital clueless. That’s a LOWBALL offer. In this market he’s worth at least 5 and 80 with 40g. Sorry you all are miserable jealous super market stock boys.

  21. He’s started 7 games in his career and he was middle-of-the-pack at best. Yeah, he has (relative) youth on his side more than most of the other middling starters making less than $15 million a year, but I don’t see how he’s top tier on the open market.

  22. He should take it and run with it.

    For a young player, QB is the hardest position to transfer from a team to another. Nowhere else would he play with that kind of defense backing him up, great talent at WR and an above average oline and running game. Denver is a dream job for a QB trying to establish himself in the league.

    I understand testing your market value, but signing anything somewhere else is risky for his career, big picture. No point to chasse money now and get released in 2 years because you arent as great as the 2015 Broncos made you look!…

  23. First Bradford, now this? What, are these desperate teams paying B talent qb’s like a million dollars per completion or what? This will unjustly raise the bar for the teams who actually have franchise type qb’s who will need new contracts going forward. Both of those qb’s I mentioned don’t start on the vast majority of other teams in this league, just sayin’.

  24. I don’t think he’s going to sign any offer from the Broncos unless it’s astronomical. Someone else mentioned Matt Flynn. Matt Cassell is another example of a QB who had a very limited number of games but made a TON of money on those games. Some team will throw $20M+ at him. Then it will be up to Denver to decide how bad they want him. With how little cap space they have, they should just sign the defensive guys and get a journeyman QB to be under center. I’m not sure overpaying for Osweiler is such a good move. Let’s be honest, they won the Super Bowl with a guy who can’t even throw anymore. Why pay a guy the amount Osweiler’s going to want when you can keep the defense together and hope to find a QB some other way.

    I think Cousins is ridiculously overpaid but I think Osweiler is worth more than Cousins. I wouldn’t pay that much for either of them though. Maybe they can draft a guy in the second or third round and get him to play QB for them. With that defense, they could probably get by with letting him learn. Either that or they can get a journeyman retread (as long as it’s not Mark Sanchez) and let the defense carry them next year.

  25. If Osweiler is worth $15M/season, what is Luck going to cost the Colts? Hope Jim Irsay is relaxed about a very big pay day on the horizon.

  26. lordy, lordy, the sky is raining manna from heaven for mediocre, below average qb’s…grab it Osweiler, 15M (while it doesn’t buy what it did a year ago) ain’t nothing to sneeze at, from my perspective at least…

  27. From what I’ve seen of Osweiler, he reminds me a lot of Marc Wilson with the Raiders in the ’80s….he can tease fans with some impressive moments but in reality he’s a mediocre QB at best.

    So naturally I’m hoping that Denver signs him to this deal.

  28. I am a Manning fan, but his retirement time is here! Brock is not worth that much money!! There are quite a few QB’s getting lots of money and most of them aren’t worth it either!!!

  29. draculalambert says:

    Go Steelers. We beat Brock easily. I’m not impressed
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    So they should re-sign Tebow. You’d like that one?

  30. Most likely scenario: Signs with someone for three years at around 19mil per year, gets cut after two years, signs new contract for 3 mil per year to be a backup.

    Thanks, spread offense!

  31. He learned the Bronco offense and played in 7 games. He had some good moments and some poor (He only has 7 games remember) but he should be ready with a training camp to have the opportunity to lead a team. Then it’s sink or swim but he has the experience to have this opportunity. He is a calculated risk but what one of them isn’t?

  32. We won’t know the result of these negotiations until the Manning drama plays itself out. Once it is announced that Manning is retiring or is getting cut, I’d give it a day then we will know if Osweiller stays or goes.

  33. The Broncos had one of the worst offenses in the league last year.

    Keep the D intact, upgrade the O-line and get a RB that can get more than 2 yards when the Broncos want to kill the clock.

    If the Broncos can do that, all they need is a game manager that doesn’t throw picks and fold under pressure.

    Did you get your teams Super Bowl 50 championship gear yet? I did, GO BRONCOS!!!

  34. Things to consider about Brock:

    In his 7 starts he never had more then 308 yard.
    The Broncos were held to under 20 points in regulation for 4/7 of his starts.

    He was benched for the ghost of Peyton Manning and even when Peyton was struggling vs the Steelers, Brock wasn’t considered a serious option.

    That being said I like this deal from the Broncos side since they get a great deal if he’s the guy and if not they probably will be able to cut him and reload before the D gets too old to contend. If he is the guy they can put a strong offence around him (like Manning in 2013) and shift to an offensive focus again (like the Steelers did in the last few years).

  35. He was benched for the ghost of Peyton Manning and even when Peyton was struggling vs the Steelers, Brock wasn’t considered a serious option.

    That being said I like this deal from the Broncos side since they get a great deal if he’s the guy and if not they probably will be able to cut him and reload before the D gets too old to contend. If he is the guy they can put a strong offence around him (like Manning in 2013) and shift to an offensive focus again (like the Steelers did in the last few years).

    Good point about him being benched for a shell of what Peyton Manning should be a warning for any team willing to break the bank for Brock.

    You’re also probably right about this being a good deal from the Broncos perspective. I don’t think I’d go much higher. The problem is, some team will break the bank for him and that will leave the Broncos with a tough decision. To be honest, he’s probably not worth the current offer.

  36. Would have scored 35 or more in the SB if he had been playing.

    Peyton is a joke at this point and it will only get worse as the lawsuits mount.

  37. uglydingo says:
    Mar 5, 2016 5:20 PM
    If Osweiler is worth $15M/season, what is Luck going to cost the Colts? Hope Jim Irsay is relaxed about a very big pay day on the horizon.
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    Not an issue.

  38. uglydingo says:
    Mar 5, 2016 5:20 PM

    If Osweiler is worth $15M/season, what is Luck going to cost the Colts? Hope Jim Irsay is relaxed about a very big pay day on the horizon.
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    Relaxed?? Finding a HOF QB is the unsettling part. Writing out checks to pay a HOF QB is the fun part. Irsay will enjoy paying Luck because he has him and nobody else does.

  39. Brock deserves way better than to have to play in Denver. He has a right to seek what other teams want to offer. Brock will be making sure his family is taken care of.

    I hope he gets a lot of offers.

  40. I can’t help but think Osweiler is going to be similar to the Brady backups that faded quickly when going to other teams. I’ll root for him to succeed – I like him – but I’m not super optimistic. I think his best fit is Kubiak.

  41. This sounds like a really good offer, but what happens to his offers if teams needing a QB like Houston or the LA Rams or the Browns get into a bidding war? If I am Houston who has a team ready to win now or even Clevelad who has struck out on so many QBs, I go often this guy as a known commodity who can step in and start day 1.

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