The defending Super Bowl champions could indeed be on the market for a new starting quarterback.
With Peyton Manning retired, an ominous note arrives from James Palmer of NFL Media, who reports that the Broncos have not negotiated with Osweiler’s representatives since making an initial offer to Osweiler several days ago.
It’s not known whether the offer from the Broncos was made in response to a demand from Osweiler’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, or whether the Broncos made the first move. The safer guess is that Osweiler stated an opening position, the Broncos responded, and now Denver is waiting to hear back from Sexton.
Meanwhile, Sexton is available to negotiate with any other team that is interested. So far, only the Texans have emerged as potential suitors. Other teams without a clear-cut starter include the Jets, Browns, and 49ers.