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Report pegs Broncos’ offer for Osweiler at over $12 million a year

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With Peyton Manning ready to move on or move out of Denver, the Broncos’ focus is on re-signing quarterback Brock Osweiler. But the Broncos may not be offering Osweiler a lot of money, at least by the standards of an NFL starting quarterback.

The Denver Post reports that the offer the Broncos are making Osweiler is “likely to be more than Los Angeles Rams quarterback Nick Foles$12.27 million per season.”

That short description contains a lot to unpack. How much “more than” $12.27 million a season? If it’s not much more than what Foles is making, it’s easy to see why Osweiler hasn’t signed the deal yet. In a league where Kirk Cousins is making $20 million this year and Sam Bradford is set to make $36 million over the next two years, Osweiler surely wants to hit the open market and see if some team views him as more worthy of a Cousins/Bradford deal than a Foles deal.

Osweiler becomes a free agent if he hasn’t signed an extension with the Broncos by March 9, and at that point some quarterback-needy team might decide to take a shot on him, and offer him something more like a Cousins/Bradford deal than a Foles deal. If that happens, the Broncos better have a Plan B in place.

Maybe Plan B is Manning, but only if he’d be willing to take a lot less than the $19 million he’s scheduled to make. And, for that matter, a lot less than the $12 million the Broncos are apparently offering Osweiler.

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85 Responses to “Report pegs Broncos’ offer for Osweiler at over $12 million a year”
  1. dukeearl says: Mar 5, 2016 8:50 AM

    Not to mention that the Broncos are currently 5 million (almost 6 Million) over the cap.

  2. danm1978 says: Mar 5, 2016 8:51 AM

    I’d take plan C. Cut manning, sign Jackson and draft a QB and possibly pick up Fitzpatrick

  3. groleo45 says: Mar 5, 2016 8:53 AM

    12 mil/year certainly seems reasonable to me. The best you could say about him was that he came in and didn’t screw things up for one of the best defenses of this generation. Career line: 2126 yards, 11 tds 6 picks. 20 mil/year? Not even the Browns are that dumb

  4. ocgunslinger says: Mar 5, 2016 8:54 AM

    Tough call. I’d see what else is out there because he can always accept the Bronco offer after checking out the market.

  5. insightfulcomments says: Mar 5, 2016 8:56 AM

    Elway’s arrogance is going to leave him without a QB. If I were Osweiler I would go to the highest bidder after an insulting offer like that. The market is the market. Sorry you had to be given an auto dealership u Derek the table to make that kind of money John but you are going to end up with Chase Daniel as your QB if that’s your budget.

  6. maiphatdong says: Mar 5, 2016 9:04 AM

    Come on Brock, stay and win another super bowl, or leave, get paid, but suck

  7. buckstalion12965 says: Mar 5, 2016 9:06 AM

    Even with a great defense he looked nowhere near as good as cousins. Broncos could probably plug in the average backup, like Colt McCoy and do just about as well…while saving about $10M per year.

  8. chc4 says: Mar 5, 2016 9:09 AM

    Complete and total insanity. Forget the evil hedge fund managers and greedy Wall Street execs, Bernie needs to use Osweiler as evidence of the excess that plagues our society. Lol

  9. DaveKShape says: Mar 5, 2016 9:10 AM

    There were some reports that the Skins were offering Cousins around the same. I understand teams trying to lowball unproven guys, but this league is completely Q- starved to the point that guys like Tannehill got the deals they got.

    The age of a reasonable contract for a decent-but-largely unproven QB is over, as long as some desperate team is willing to pay too much. There are plenty of desperate teams.

  10. section128drunk says: Mar 5, 2016 9:12 AM

    Was this the same Brock that lost the job in crunch time to a shell of his former self Peyton Manning ?

  11. floratiotime says: Mar 5, 2016 9:14 AM

    He should go for guaranteed money since it’s not certain he has the chops to start yet.

  12. dclogicatlast says: Mar 5, 2016 9:16 AM

    This guy is better than Cousins and Bradford plus younger. Broncos better hope they don’t offend him. I could see him flourishing with Texans, Jets, or Rams.

  13. boobsanders says: Mar 5, 2016 9:17 AM

    It’s crazy how much money they’re offering a guy who got benched for by far the worst regular season QB in the NFL last year, and has no track record of winning games or showing he can be a solid starting QB in the NFL. He’s Ryan Mallett in the making. Yet he’s holding out for 15+ mil. per year? Just hilarious.

  14. typicalnipple says: Mar 5, 2016 9:18 AM

    This obviously means the man about to get paid is Big John Football.

  15. paulnoga says: Mar 5, 2016 9:19 AM

    Wait until march 9th. Why would he not wait? The Broncos can still negotiate with his agent after that time. I really thought the Broncos would offer closer to 16 million like SF QB Kaepernick got. he is better than him.

  16. Ugadogs21 says: Mar 5, 2016 9:20 AM

    If this is true then this negotiation is getting off to a bad start.

    Osweiler should explore the market and if he gets a better offer (which he most likley will) walk. Forget the back and forth. Denver clearly has reservations about committing.

  17. canetic says: Mar 5, 2016 9:22 AM

    Ha. Osweiler is crazy if he doesn’t sign that offer by the time I finish this sentence.

  18. darcrequiem says: Mar 5, 2016 9:25 AM

    He’s not signing for 12 million. Some other team will pay him more. NFL teams screwed themselves when they started playing so so QBs franchise QB money. If you would told me Sam Bradford would have gotten 18 million year a few weeks ago, I would have laughed in your face.

  19. psubeerman21 says: Mar 5, 2016 9:27 AM

    How is 12 million a year bad? Or insulting? The kid hasn’t done anything yet. Maybe you can say the same thing about cousins, but paying 20 million for him is a bad overpay, fueled by desperation from a horrible franchise that constantly makes bad decisions. That deal is probably not a good benchmark. And bradford, for all his warts, has proven to be a competent starter in the league. Never will be elite, but startable. Aside from a few ok games, can anyone say that about Brock?

  20. senatorblutarsky says: Mar 5, 2016 9:28 AM

    Oh oh. Greedy manning is really jealous now. He wants it all.

  21. yooperman says: Mar 5, 2016 9:28 AM

    Every player in the NFL should try to get every penny they can. The minute they lose a step or get hurt the NFL they are done.
    Remember how owners keep saying this is a business? I don’t like Manning, but he’s playing his hand like a champ. Make the Bronco’s pay or fold.

  22. curmudgeon13 says: Mar 5, 2016 9:34 AM

    Lowballed. Surely someone else will pay the going rate for a starting NFL QB, 19 mil per……..

  23. denverdave3 says: Mar 5, 2016 9:34 AM

    Off the field, Brock has been a good boy. He’s towed the line and earned a shot. But he’s also unproven.

    I didn’t see anything about him to suggest he was above average. Therefore I think Elway’s offer is VERY generous, especially considering all the other players yet to be signed. I say Elway should hold firm and if Brock walks they can plug in one of several free agents or trade for somebody else’s back up and end up with an equal talent for a lot less.

  24. blowfishes says: Mar 5, 2016 9:53 AM

    Great contract offer and should be accepted before the ink has dried. He can always make more if his play out does his money – there is no way the Broncos wouldn’t negotiate early if he does.

  25. xx1111 says: Mar 5, 2016 9:53 AM

    The smart thing for brock is to go out there and see his value. His agent wirks gir him to get best deal. NFL is not for long league.

    Doesn’t matter the yearly avg, it’s all bout how much is guaranteed.

    Give brock a 2 year deal, 24 million, with 16 guaranteed.

    It’s a 12 mil cap hit, brock gets 16 million, and has 1 year to prove himself for a long term. As Elway already said this isn’t his “BIG” contract.

    Or could stretch it to a 3 year, 36 million deal with 20 guaranteed. Stetch it over 3 years and he gets 20 million.

    If not, we can win with any qb, since we just proved we could win with the worst.

    Too bad players aren’t more like chris harris who took 4 million less a year to stay here.

  26. clelek05 says: Mar 5, 2016 9:56 AM

    Low ball offer in this market. He’s gonna end up at 18 per year. I think Broncos are putting too much stock in this guy. But we shall see. QBs are tough to come by. This is there best option and if Brock is smart he’ll hold out for more money.

  27. gooboy6 says: Mar 5, 2016 9:59 AM

    Elway should have extended Osweiler a year ago, cheap, now he’s paying for it.
    Beginning of the end for the Broncos

  28. tonebones says: Mar 5, 2016 10:05 AM

    This isn’t the Browns or the Lions we’re talking about. This is the world champion Broncos. They became world champs because of John Elway’s understanding of how to build a championship team, and his knowledge of how to put together a world class personnel department. Osweiler recognizes that too, so he’s not going anywhere. But just in case. Has anyone ever heard of Trevor Siemian? He’s the Broncos backup QB out of Northwestern. Go look at some tape of him before you start panicking about Plan B. He had an injury his senior year that might have scared off some teams, but I thought he was the top QB coming out that year. Of course he played against better opponents every week (Ohio State, Michigan State), but he played well. And if you don’t know by now, you might never know, but the QB position is played between the ears. Elway is no dummy. Don’t panic Broncos fans. The rest of the league, panic.

  29. citpyrc says: Mar 5, 2016 10:07 AM

    Every quarterback is overpaid so why wouldn’t he see what others are willing to pay him. It’s not like the Broncos are going to offer him less after free agency begins.

  30. conormacleod says: Mar 5, 2016 10:07 AM

    groleo45 says:
    Mar 5, 2016 8:53 AM
    12 mil/year certainly seems reasonable to me. The best you could say about him was that he came in and didn’t screw things up for one of the best defenses of this generation. Career line: 2126 yards, 11 tds 6 picks. 20 mil/year? Not even the Browns are that dumb
    ———–
    I’d agree with you, except what are the other options out there? There are probably only 10 QB’s in the NFL that are consistent and very good (maybe only just good).

    6’8″, 240, age 25. Age 25! And with a great defense for the Broncos (if they stay intact). Like most SB teams, they have 1, maybe 2 more years left of being better than average. Pay the kid. Or you just may find out that you could do a lot worse.

  31. scrotiemcb says: Mar 5, 2016 10:10 AM

    I don’t think the Broncos have near the positive view of Oz as the general public. Not only has it been alleged that Denver desperately tried to trade him for slightly more than a bag of pucks last pre-season, but they jumped at the first remotely feasible opportunity to get him back on the bench.

    Think about that– Denver was so enamored by Oz that they concluded that Manning, despite his considerable physical limitations, his waning accuracy, and his increasingly poor decision making, gave them the best chance to win. That’s not exactly a ringing endorsement, even if the Broncos are being gracious by claiming otherwise.

    I suspect that Elway is low-balling Oz was with the specific hope that some other team is stupid enough to take him off their hands.

  32. atwaterslaughter says: Mar 5, 2016 10:15 AM

    Again, the Broncos are VERY high on Trevor Siemian. He is a better athlete than Brock, has a cannon and exceeds out of the bootleg. Not saying he will be elite but he has a quick release and potential which is what Brock is offering at this point. What Osweiler does have is an excellent camaraderie amongst his teammates and has all the personal intangibles you want in a QB. In that category, Osweiler is elite. Should be interesting to see how this all pans out.

  33. cdublu says: Mar 5, 2016 10:21 AM

    Do u want to win or get paid and get the crap knocked out of you for a few years on a bad team going nowhere? He should take whatever the Broncos offer and roll with it. If they go back to back in the Super Bowl, then you have a case to renegotiate. But with just 7 starts under his belt to hold out for 16 million or more is ridiculous. Brock will learn the same lesson that Pot Roast learned when he left Denver if he doesn’t take the offer.

  34. dbarnes79 says: Mar 5, 2016 10:23 AM

    Osweiler should sign a one or two year deal for whatever the Broncos offer than go out there and prove himself. After that he can cash in.

  35. wallabear says: Mar 5, 2016 10:27 AM

    Brock needs to be a starter at this juncture in his career. Now Or Never. Cleveland awaits you, Young Man.

  36. selfpromotingqb says: Mar 5, 2016 10:27 AM

    Don’t take anything less than 18 mil per year
    48 Mil signing bonus

  37. omeimontis says: Mar 5, 2016 10:29 AM

    The reports that Peyton Manning will be cut or he will retire are greatly exaggerated. Those rumors have been walking around like zombies for months, propped up by the media people who want to push him out of the NFL. Neither is likely to happen. Manning is not going to retire since he has a chance to join a few other quarterbacks in winning 2 consecutive Super Bowls, and Denver is not going to dump a 2 time Super Bowl winner who has not played an entire 16 game season, taken his team to the playoffs and who has yet to win a single playoff game. They will likely let Osweiler go if some stupid team out there offer him more than Denver is willing to pay. $20 million a year is not a price tag a smart team will put on Osweiler, even though Kirk Cousins and Sam Bradford are being paid that much next season.

  38. omeimontis says: Mar 5, 2016 10:31 AM

    Denver is not going to dump a 2 time Super Bowl winner for an unproven quarterbacker who has not played an entire 16 game season, taken his team to the playoffs and who has yet to win a single playoff game. And if the team is so good defensively that it can win with any quarterback, they can save a whole lot of money simply re-signing Tim Tebow.

  39. polegojim says: Mar 5, 2016 10:37 AM

    Blows my mind… 12 mil, for mediocrity.

    Os is not the man. He’s a back up. Sure he looked good in a couple games when Manning was injured… but only a couple. He declined after the first few… leading to a Manning come back.

    You’re right scrotie, the Bronco’s KNOW he’s a back up.

  40. sfm073 says: Mar 5, 2016 10:39 AM

    For all the hard working season ticket holders think about this. Your hard earn money will go towards watching Kirk Cousins and Brock Osweiler making over a million dollars a game. This seriously makes me to never watch a NFL game again if this is the product their putting on the field.

  41. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Mar 5, 2016 10:50 AM

    Since when is every single starting QB in the league worth the same amount of money? Can we pump the brakes for a second on a guy who has 8 career starts and mediocre stats?

    Yes, he is an NFL starter. So is Blaine Gabbert at the moment. Does that mean he’s earned a multi-year deal that is only a few million short of the franchise tag?

    I think he might be in for a bit of a surprise if goes on to the open market expecting more than $13m per year.

  42. lscratchingthesurface says: Mar 5, 2016 10:55 AM

    He could easily go to the Texans and not suck.

    They benched Brock after he won more than a few games for them.
    I hope he gets serious offers for more money from the Texans and maybe a few others. He doesn’t owe the Broncos anything.

  43. buccedtb says: Mar 5, 2016 11:02 AM

    Broncos doing it right -if he walks he walks. Better than franchising a backup a la kirk cousins lololol- at least rock won against teams that actually play defense-if cousins is worth 20 brock must be worth 30-40.

  44. tylawspick6 says: Mar 5, 2016 11:07 AM

    Elway likely cheated to cook the books the last couple of years like he did when he cheated the cap in 1995, 1996 and 1997.

    The greatest real cheating scandal in NFL history.

    He has no leverage now, which is the last thing you want as a GM.

    Look at Ozzie Newsome and Flacco. They’re destroyed for years over that whopper of a mistake.

  45. txndave says: Mar 5, 2016 11:13 AM

    We’re dying for a qb down here in Houston. C’mon down….

  46. tonebones says: Mar 5, 2016 11:14 AM

    sfm073 says:
    Mar 5, 2016 10:39 AM

    For all the hard working season ticket holders think about this. Your hard earn money will go towards watching Kirk Cousins and Brock Osweiler making over a million dollars a game. This seriously makes me to never watch a NFL game again if this is the product their putting on the field.
    ———————————-
    Sounds like some of the comments I heard when Belichick decided to play the unknown QB named Tom Brady. Whoever sold their season tickets that day learned a valuable life lesson. The glass is half full, not half empty.

  47. jd5280 says: Mar 5, 2016 11:17 AM

    Elway has a history with Osweiler before drafting him, Brock was Elway’s son’s college roommate at ASU. Elway drafted Brock was higher than he was projected having only played 2 years in college, actually traded up in that draft to get him. Brock got to watch and learn under one of the best of all time in Manning have 2 of his best seasons as a pro in 2012 and 2013, then was ready to come in last year in injury/ineffectiveness relief of Peyton, first time one of his backups ever won games that mattered…lol. Brock owes his whole career to this point to John Elway, but the market is what the market is, and the Broncos may not have made the playoffs or had the seeding they did without the 5 wins with Brock at QB…but we also saw the defense become more and more dominant as the season progressed, then of course the postseason run ending in Superbowl and defensice MVP. Tough calls to make all around for this situation.

  48. youknowiknowitall says: Mar 5, 2016 11:19 AM

    DEN can say bye bye to Brock.

  49. kingcrusher says: Mar 5, 2016 11:19 AM

    Go on, take the money and run…. Great song…
    Oh, as for this guy, he needs to just take the money… and play… that one year’s salary is more than I’ll ever make in my lifetime. He’s got a good situation… just take it.

  50. jd5280 says: Mar 5, 2016 11:19 AM

    Elway has a history with Osweiler before drafting him, Brock was Elway’s son’s college roommate at ASU. Elway drafted Brock was higher than he was projected having only played 2 years in college, actually traded up in that draft to get him. Brock got to watch and learn under one of the best of all time in Manning have 2 of his best seasons as a pro in 2012 and 2013, then was ready to come in last year in injury/ineffectiveness relief of Peyton, first time one of his backups ever won games that mattered…lol. Brock owes his whole career to this point to John Elway, but the market is what the market is, and the Broncos may not have made the playoffs or had the seeding they did without the 5 wins with Brock at QB…but we also saw the defense become more and more dominant as the season progressed, then of course the postseason run ending in Superbowl win and defensive MVP, with the worst offensive production ever for a Superbowl winning team. Tough calls to make all around for this situation.

  51. nhpats says: Mar 5, 2016 11:20 AM

    The Broncos managed to win with Manning stinking the place up. They can win with anyone, If they pay Brock Ossweiler $12M a year then they are crazy.

  52. dbfan4ever says: Mar 5, 2016 11:20 AM

    Not to mention that the Broncos are currently 5 million (almost 6 Million) over the cap.
    ———————————————————————-
    Nobody is over the cap. The cap is 155M and Denver has yet to sign it’s own free agents. Not to mention that Denver carried over unused cap space from last season 3.5M.

  53. skinsdiehard says: Mar 5, 2016 11:41 AM

    Cousins is better than Osweiler right now. PGA continues to imply that Cousins is worth $20M. The Skins know he isn’t. They had to use the tag to avoid starting a rookie QB in 2016. They think Cousins is probably worth $15M.

  54. pastabelly says: Mar 5, 2016 11:43 AM

    I would think LA would pay Osweiler $15 million a year. The real question is why is Denver squeezing him?

  55. 6thsense10 says: Mar 5, 2016 11:43 AM

    Broncos can’t franchise Brock. They’ve already used the tag on Von Miller. Since they won the Superb owl they will pick last in the draft. With Cousins locked up Osweiller will likely be the top QB in free agency. He will get more than the Broncos are offering. The Bradford deal sort of established the Framework for him. He may not get a 5 year 100 million dollar deal on the market but he can surely get a 2 year $36 million deal. And for those that think you can plug any QB in Denver and win then you just don’t understand football. Osweiller is more valuable to Denver because he already knows the system, he’s young, and more than likely rated higher than most if not all the QBs in the draft.

    Cousins’ big season didn’t happen over night. It happen from 3+ years of NFL practices and actually playing and learning from his mistakes. If Denver wants to go through the growing pains of getting a rookie QB up to speed that may take 3 years by all means. Have at it.

    Lastly to keep someone off the free market you better make an offer that blows them out the water. The Broncos didn’t. I am sure his agent has an idea of what the market will pay Brock as any good agent should after doing some leg work. So people urging him to just sign now are being rediculous. He is almost obligated to test the market and all of you would also if you were in his shoes.

  56. dstreibigsdose says: Mar 5, 2016 11:46 AM

    I understand wanting to get paid, but if he’s smart, he’ll stay put. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

  57. lscottman3 says: Mar 5, 2016 11:47 AM

    Go a Raiders!

  58. greatest dynasty ever says: Mar 5, 2016 11:51 AM

    I’m going to laugh so hard when Elway is left with no one at quarterback. Maybe he’s got a stash of Manning’s HGH and he’s planning a comeback?

  59. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Mar 5, 2016 11:53 AM

    Osweiler is in the drivers seat. If I were him I would test free agency. It’s all about the $$$$$$$$$$$ !!!!!
    Really, what does he have to lose ? If he doesn’t get a huge offer with a lot of guaranteed money, he can take what IS offered to Elway and maybe he matches it.
    That’s what Ted Thompson does in GB. If a players agent doesn’t like Ted’s offer, Ted will tell them to test the market and stop back later with the best offer. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. But the bottom line is you don’t overpay. That’s how he keeps his salary cap in order year after year. Denver is in a tough spot with the salary cap today and they are going to lose some very good talent because of it. John has to learn a few things yet but he has a Super Bowl victory as a GM. That’s a good thing. Now can he back it up ? I’ll doubt it.

  60. tjg342011 says: Mar 5, 2016 11:57 AM

    Everyone is awesome GM’s can’t believe yall don’t have 7 figure paying jobs instead of living in ur mom and pops basement v

  61. jackfan2 says: Mar 5, 2016 12:05 PM

    It absolutely amazes me that all these Denver fans assume osweilrl would have taken that team to the SB if he had started all 16 games. Did you watch what Manning was able to do at crunch time all year, even while hurt? Even a great Dessence can’t win close games if the O can’t keep games close and get the critical 3rd downs. With Oslo I think Denver will be lucky to win 7 games. Meanwhile, a healthier Manning will go run his offense and take a mediocre team to the promise land. Curse of the Bambino on Denver if it can’t summon more appreciation than this.

  62. mrclaytonbigsby says: Mar 5, 2016 12:12 PM

    Elway recognized after the Seattle beat down that even Elite QB’s coming off an MVP year will still lose to great defenses, happened in 2013, and 2015. With that knowledge and the fact the league is starved for QB’s, build a defense and find a generic QB. Makes perfect sense. Stop chasing extremely expensive gamble with QB’s and build a great defense.

  63. patsfanshaveonlybeenfanssincebrady says: Mar 5, 2016 12:12 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Mar 5, 2016 11:07 AM
    Elway likely cheated to cook the books the last couple of years like he did when he cheated the cap in 1995, 1996 and 1997.

    The greatest real cheating scandal in NFL history.

    He has no leverage now, which is the last thing you want as a GM.

    Look at Ozzie Newsome and Flacco. They’re destroyed for years over that whopper of a mistake.
    ———————
    So Elway, the player from 95-97 cooked the books? In what way does this sound plausible? The 1st GM-Player in NFL history?

    The GREATEST cheating scandals belong to your beloved patriots. You automatically lost credibility in any statement you’ve ever made… Kinda like your QB

  64. micronin127 says: Mar 5, 2016 12:18 PM

    Osweiler showed that he can play in a very small sample. There were some good and not-so-good games. Reminds me of when Matt Flynn got a chance to play when Aaron Rodgers missed some time way back when.

    Some team will overpay and the Broncos already tagged Von Miller, so while I think Osweiler stays put with the Broncos, it will probably be for a little more money based on the market for QBs and the increased salary cap.

  65. jackfan2 says: Mar 5, 2016 12:23 PM

    BTW, despite this media frenzy, I predict that if Peyton can stomach running that tepid offense one more year instead of doing it his way, and Oz also comes back, Kubiac will announce nothing has changed…as long as he’s healthy, Peyton’s our starter. And that is the smartest move here. If Oz leaves, Peyton has a year or 2 to mentor the next guy. And Denver wins back to back to bac.k

  66. tonebones says: Mar 5, 2016 12:30 PM

    Elway can sit back and relax, just like a poker player who’s sitting there with four aces in his hand. Elway knows that he and his staff have the ability to scout QBs and that’s their winning hand. Even if you have good overall scouts, they better be strong at one position in particular. Quarterback. You think Elway knows a thing or two about QBs? Nah. Lol. The Broncos aren’t going anywhere so get used to it. At least as long as Elway is running the show.

  67. BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says: Mar 5, 2016 12:50 PM

    We know what happens next. Broncos’ M.O. is to pay its players under the table to circumvent the cap. That’s why they received the largest fine in NFL history and lost two top draft picks during their two tainted SBs in the 90s. Sorry Bronco fans, look it up. Dirtiest team in NFL history. Truth hurts.

  68. greatest dynasty ever says: Mar 5, 2016 12:52 PM

    Ron Jaworski agrees that playing quarterback makes you a superior scout of the position.

  69. coltzfan166 says: Mar 5, 2016 12:52 PM

    Who cares. Let him go to some team projected to draft a QB (like the Rams), which means that team will no longer consider a 1st round QB, and gives the Brincos a good chance of drafting someone, like Lynch

  70. tdshouldbeinthehall says: Mar 5, 2016 12:55 PM

    ocgunslinger says:
    Mar 5, 2016 8:54 AM
    Tough call. I’d see what else is out there because he can always accept the Bronco offer after checking out the market.
    ———

    No player since Elway has been GM has hit the market then came back to the Broncos. If he decides to look around that is his choice but don’t be surprised if Elway moves on quick to get another vet and draft a QB. They also like what Trevor brings as a developmental. The Broncos have seen Brock for 4 years and know better than anyone what he is worth. If they don’t pay him then other teams better consider that before paying him 17-20 mill a year.

  71. djaehne says: Mar 5, 2016 1:04 PM

    Starting quarterback for your 2016 Denver Broncos…..Brian Hoyer!

  72. maestro1899 says: Mar 5, 2016 1:15 PM

    Bronco fan here and I hope we don’t offer a penny more than $6m. I want to bring in competition for him at qb, as opposed to giving him $12m, which would basically mean he’s the unquestioned starter (at that price).

    Don’t get fooled by his passer rating or 5-2 record as a starting qb. He is about to enter his 5th year and is still considered a “developmental qb”.

    I think he has a chance to develop into an average, or slightly better, qb, but he’s not there yet(after4 years of “learning”).

    Not worth $12m IMO.

  73. maestro1899 says: Mar 5, 2016 1:20 PM

    I’d rather they draft Kevin Hogan in the third round on he rookie wage scale and go with him instead of giving Brock $12M.

  74. stampnhawk says: Mar 5, 2016 1:27 PM

    RG3 or Kaepernick land there?

  75. factman1000 says: Mar 5, 2016 1:31 PM

    Tell Denver to pound sand. They have no choice but to pay him whatever he wants.

  76. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 5, 2016 1:39 PM

    Hahahahahha! Brock needs to tell denver to shove it. He will get an offer of atleast $16 million per year from somebody desperate.

  77. ourbonesaredriedup says: Mar 5, 2016 1:53 PM

    Osweiler is an unknown, paying him too much may come back to bite them. It’s not unusual for QB’s to have good starts then disappear when teams see the film on their deficiencies. But he has all the power in this one, Elway has no QB and it’s down to him not having anyone signed beyond this season. Osweiler can hold out because he knows there are plenty of teams that need a QB that will take a chance on him.

  78. patswhatsup says: Mar 5, 2016 2:02 PM

    In what world is Osweiler worth 20 million per season? He played what 5 or 6 games?? Puhlease.

  79. td30 says: Mar 5, 2016 2:26 PM

    honestly, the second Brock was drafted, this was the situation i was worried about

  80. mpasse says: Mar 5, 2016 2:38 PM

    Foles has become everybody’s favorite whipping boy – “wow, if that bum is making $12K a year …” But Foles, unlike Osweiller, proved himself time and time again in Philly. When he was healthy, he was a consistent winner and took the Eagles to the playoffs, where the Saints’ defense blew the lead Foles’ offense had given him. The subtext of this article ignores the fact that Osweiller was an okay replacement QB on a team that won with defense. Trent Dillfer and Jeff Hostetler won Super Bowls with similar teams. Foles, if healthy and on a team with at least a little bit of talent, was a proven winner when the Rams signed him.

  81. johnnybaggadonuts says: Mar 5, 2016 2:41 PM

    Brock acquitted himself nicely in his stay in Denver but I’m guessing he wants to be the guaranteed starter. And while he’s looked great at times, it wouldn’t shock me one bit if he lost his job in a legit training camp battle.

  82. animalkindness says: Mar 5, 2016 3:05 PM

    This guy is tepid at best. The reason the picture in this article shows him on the ground is because that is where he will be. He can’t read defenses.

  83. jackfan2 says: Mar 5, 2016 4:01 PM

    Peyton would blow away Oz in a training camp competition. What are all you Denver fans smoking!

  84. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 5, 2016 4:38 PM

    To Osweiller’s credit, he is 1-0 against Brady. He handed us our 1st loss on our Deflategate revenge tour.

  85. blueandgreen83 says: Mar 5, 2016 6:46 PM

    @ groleo45 Best defences of our generation? I’ve noticed that whoever wins the superbowl that year is dubbed best of all time. Any clue which D alowed the fewest points last year? The Seattle seahawks for the 4th strait year? So if the broncos didn’t even lead in PA and they’re one of the best… My hawks are at that top spot right? I mean they bopped the broncos silly I’m Superbowl 48 by the score 43-8!! That broncs D didn’t look so hot that day!! Hawks fan in Denver hers. Go Hawks!!!!

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