Brock Osweiler heads back to Denver

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Less than 18 months after Brock Osweiler spurned $16 million per year from the Broncos, he’s back. For a lot less.

Per multiple reports, Osweiler will return to the Broncos. It likely will be a one-year, $775,000 deal.

But he’ll stick make $16 million in 2017. The other $15.225 million will come from the Browns.

Osweiler, a second-round pick of the Broncos in 2012, will serve as the backup to Trevor Siemian as Paxton Lynch‘s shoulder injury heals. Osweiler possibly will be released once Lynch becomes healthy again.

The move reunites Osweiler with offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, who served in that role before becoming head coach of the Chargers. Osweiler chose the Texans over the Broncos in free agency, a month after the team won Super Bowl 50 — and little more than two months after Osweiler was benched for Peyton Manning.

75 responses to “Brock Osweiler heads back to Denver

  1. thegreatgabbert says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:16 pm
    Hard to figure out if Stork is smarter than he looks, or a whole bunch of NFL executives are exactly as dumb as they look.

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    i would say elway looks as dumb as he looks

    meanwhile, bb deals a 4th rd qb prospect he was never going to keep,
    for a 2015 1st rd pick wr as the return on that investment

    pretty clear who knows what they are doing and who is grasping at
    straws

  2. steveoluvraiders says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:12 pm
    Going back with his tail between his legs.

    Give me 16+ million dollars to hold a clipboard, I will put most anything between my legs…

  3. “Going back with his tail between his legs.”

    He’s making 16 mil this year no matter what. He’s set for life as are his kids from 1 year of NFL pay. I don’t think he’s going anywhere “tail between legs”

  4. I laugh at those mocking Brock. He left for more guaranteed money and now returns to the same team while collecting a far bigger check than if he had stayed. It worked out perfectly for him (If me, I would have stayed home and got paid the same without any physical risk.)

  5. exinsidetrader says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:09 pm
    Crazy.

    Better to take the year off, get paid the same, and work on his mechanics that make him so inaccurate.

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    Where’s he otherwise going to achieve these improvements, his back yard?

  6. mammothfan says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:09 pm
    look who comes crawling back HA HA.
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    And a lot richer than he was before. He’s made $30+ mil in 2 years including the $16 mil he’s guaranteed this year. Who’s laughing now ?

  7. This tells me Elway liked Osweiler more than Sloter.
    We will know when Lynch comes back in a few weeks whether this is a serious pick up or not.
    Regardless, its Seimian’s team now and if he screws up Elway will be pushing hard for Drew Brees next off season.

  8. Why bother? Take the year off, go on holiday and come back next year.

    He’s bascially playing for free in Denver, with nothing to gain, and everything to lose.

  9. I don’t care for him, but everyone laughing at him for “crawling back”, got to realize he’s banking pretty hard, so don’t think you can make fun of him. NFL players need to get as much as they can while they can because when teams leave players behind, it’s a cold send off. If a company paid you three times as much to leave your current one, you’d all leave in a heartbeat. And if later that company let you go, but still paid you, and you get to go back to your old company, wouldn’t you?

  10. “Funny how the white QB keeps getting jobs with RG3 and Kaepernick sit at home. Wonder why that is.”

    Dude, 3/4 the league is black. Shut up already. Wheres your outrage for the asian americans? The lack of hispanic players?

  11. Funny how the white QB keeps getting jobs with RG3 and Kaepernick sit at home. Wonder why that is.
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    I don’t think this has anything to do with race…..but any team that signs Kaep will then have the media camped out at their doorstep now pressuring them about “why is he not starting?”……if you have a media circus coming with you, you better be better than mediocre.

  12. So they cut slotter an emerging fan favorite who looked promising, cut their defensive leader tj ward, and signed a quarterback who they mocked for an entire year, and kept lynch who shows no promise and is injured…what an odd 24 hours.

  13. briang123 says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:29 pm
    Funny how the white QB keeps getting jobs with RG3 and Kaepernick sit at home. Wonder why that is.

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    What about Romo?
    Though Kaep and RG3 have more in common with Tebow and Johnny Footblah than they do with Romo, who actually had a career and is just too busted up to stay on the field at this point.

  14. There is going to be enormous pressure on the second round pick that Cleveland got from Houston for Osweiller. Everyone is going to remember the Browns paid 15 million just to draft that guy. It could end up being worth it but I doubt it. Unless Osweiller does well for Denver, everyone will have lost from dealing with him.

  15. $37 million richer after 2 seasons and back where he started. I hope his play matures and gets his 2nd chance to start. What a story that would be if he takes the Broncos back to the playoffs.

  16. Brock isn’t crawling anywhere with anything between his legs.

    This isn’t some college drop out begging mom and dad to come home because he’s broke and unemployed.

    Brock didn’t call Denver and ask to come back – DENVER CALLED HIM – that’s how this works. DENVER is the one that crawled back…

  17. If one of you goof balls looked at Os and said, “You came crawling back!” he would laugh at you and say, “Yay-yuh! I’m making a good chunk of change too! How’s your bank account doing?” I don’t care for him personally, but there he is, holding a clipboard and smiling.

  18. This is easily the best option the Broncos had for backing up Siemian while Lynch is hurt. A year after leaving Denver for a huge contract, he is back for almost nothing. If the worst happens and Siemian goes down, they have someone who won more than he lost when starting for them previously.

  19. kcfan67 says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:39 pm
    How bout that Elway! 2 draft busts and a never will be starting for them. What draft wiz he is. Lol!!

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    he is so overrated

    all he did was pull a steinbrenner from 2013-2015

    good news is, the dolt cheatos fans think he is a god with his
    awful career td/int ratio and so it will take them years to ever
    fire him

    writing checks in free agency is not how you sustain
    excellence with a rookie cap

  20. This move makes sense to me. Osweiler is a good QB, and Elway always has a stock pile of good QB’s. Elway didn’t want to pay Osweiler $90 million, but he’s quite a bargain at $775,000.

  21. Once the media overhype as fan pettiness same gives way reality, a look at each teams QB’s AFC West suggests Denver may have the best situation, all considered:

    OAK – Carr & Emanuel (2 with copious NFL experience, but no # 3)

    DEN – Siemian, Osweiler & Lynch (3 w/experience, latter 3 games)

    SD – Rivers & Jones (2 with experience, latter 1 game… no # 3)

    KC – Smith, Mahomes & Bray (1 w/experience, 2 with no experience)

    Raiders look best built to withstand injury, Broncos next as they are three deep. If I’m a Chiefs fan (am) or Chargers same, not a good feeling to know each teams experience & depth is nigh on non-existent, the Chargers a bit better prepared than my Chiefs.

  22. taintedsaints2009 says:
    September 2, 2017 at 6:01 pm
    So they cut slotter an emerging fan favorite who looked promising, cut their defensive leader tj ward, and signed a quarterback who they mocked for an entire year, and kept lynch who shows no promise and is injured…what an odd 24 hours.

    When did Denver mock him? Just typing something doesn’t make it fact.

  23. WOW. I truly thought that was a fake news story. I know it is low money low risk..but he has proven to not only make Blake Bortles look like a HOF candidate, but he has managed to do so and still display petulant arrogance.

    If you get down to really needing a third QB I would call Brett Favre and tell him to shower and shave and get on the next flight before I would allow him to degrade the quality of the game with yet another horrible pass and another horrible ” It’s pm me..I have to clean it up” press conference. If two QB’sgo down in a game its bad anyway..grab a reciever and put him back there..he can throw it in the air to himself and run front yard style..at least it would be a completion.

  24. “…little more than two months after Osweiler was benched for Peyton Manning.”

    I remember the context of that whole situation, but it is still mind-boggling to recall that there was once (however briefly) a QB controversy between Brock Osweiler and Peyton freaking Manning.

  25. tjrubleysaudible says:

    Next up, Kaep re-signs with SF.
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    And Nancy Pelosi holds a parade for him.

  26. briang123 says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:29 pm
    Funny how the white QB keeps getting jobs with RG3 and Kaepernick sit at home. Wonder why that is.

    You still don’t know? It’s because he’s a black man. A black man that needs a tailored offence, can’t read defenses, and injects his social agenda into every aspect of his public life while not once, not once, professing a wish to even play football.

  27. Elway must really hate Siemian. Out of all the available backups, why bring in someone who has beaten Siemian for a job before? It can’t be good for Siemian’s psyche.

  28. Hey Elway Haters:

    Since Elway took over football operations in 2011, the Broncos rank second in total wins (73) and have five playoff berths, five division titles, two Super Bowl appearances and, of course, that Super Bowl 50 victory. He built the most prolific offense in NFL history in 2013, and then constructed the top defense in 2015, which sits among the league’s finest units in history.

    To pad his résumé is his proven talent evaluation. In his six years as an executive, Elway is the only general manager to have found Pro Bowlers in the draft, in street free agency, in unrestricted free agency and in college free agency.

  29. Great move. First, Brock and Trevor are very good friends, so the working atmosphere will be great. Second, injury is a real concern for Siemian, and Brock started 7 games for us 2015 when the great Peyton Manning was out. The Broncos went 5-2, including Brock beating the Patriots and Bengals (both playoff teams) in tough weather conditions. So Brock can play for an extended period of time, and we can still win games. You could not say that about Paxton Lynch. So I see this as a legitimate contending team with the lowest payroll in the NFL for QB’s. That makes John a Elway look pretty damn brilliant because this roster is deep and talented, and our defense is better than last season. So go ahead and count the Broncos out. Soon enough, the joke will be on you, because this team is much better than the national press understands.

  30. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    September 2, 2017 at 7:23 pm
    Elway must really hate Siemian. Out of all the available backups, why bring in someone who has beaten Siemian for a job before? It can’t be good for Siemian’s psyche.

    700k worth of reasons. He’ll pretty much make less from Denver this year than Trevor on Trevors rookie contract. He’s the regular season equivalent of a camp arm. Plus, he knows the new system. The only ones not laughing are your gods BB and fpj12. They fear Denver. For 7 years they faced them in the regular season and lose more than they win. Since the inception of the Patriots, the Denver Broncos own them. Fact.

  31. briang123 says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:29 pm
    Funny how the white QB keeps getting jobs with RG3 and Kaepernick sit at home. Wonder why that is.

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    Either of those guys agree to play for $775,000, they’ll have jobs tomorrow.

  32. briang123 says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:29 pm
    Funny how the white QB keeps getting jobs with RG3 and Kaepernick sit at home. Wonder why that is.
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    It’s obvious, the NFL is a racist organization and The Man is just standin’ on the brothers necks. How else can you explain the total lack of black athletes in the NFL? Honestly, get a life dude. Out of curiosity what id do you use here when you aren’t playing the race card since that’s all you do with this one?

  33. Bottom line RG 3 and Kaepernick are not NFL QB’s, period. They are ‘run option’ hybrids that have to have offenses designed to suit them. Brock played for Mike McCoy for two seasons, knows the offense and played in seven games for the Broncos as recently as 2015. It’s nothing more than an obvious football decision, just as Cutler to Miami was.

  34. largentthanlife says:
    September 2, 2017 at 6:01 pm
    briang123 says:
    September 2, 2017 at 5:29 pm
    Funny how the white QB keeps getting jobs with RG3 and Kaepernick sit at home. Wonder why that is.

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    What about Romo?
    Though Kaep and RG3 have more in common with Tebow and Johnny Footblah than they do with Romo, who actually had a career and is just too busted up to stay on the field at this point.

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    I’m tellin’ you man, Romo ain’t playin’ due to blatant brace-ism!

  35. suncawy says:
    September 2, 2017 at 7:08 pm
    So, Brock gets another job less than a few days and Kaepernick is still unemployed.

    he walked away from over $14 million from the 49ers…I wish people would look at this more intelligently…he chose not to take that money and not work this year..so why should we feel bad?

  36. Tebow, RG3, and Kapernick don’t have jobs because coaches can’t run an offense through players whose genius is their improvisation not their methodical following of someone’s patented “coaching tree” learned offense. The end.

  37. I’m a Broncos fan-BAD MOVE MAN!! What you don’t hear about is Osweiller’s Bad Attitude! O’Brien cut him after Osweiller wanted to fight him in Houston! Subtract T.J. Ward’s positive locker-room presence and then ad this clown??! We essentially now have 3 QBs of back-up caliber. This team is not talented enough to lack locker-room leadership. C’MON Elway!

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