The Broncos are visiting the White House next Monday to celebrate their Super Bowl title, but ex-Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler will not be attending.
Osweiler and the Broncos had an awkward breakup on the first day of free agency when the Texans outbid the Broncos and he headed to Houston. Osweiler was invited to the White House with his former teammates, but he’ll be busy working with his new team in an organized team activity (OTA) practice.
“The Broncos graciously extended an invitation for me to join them at the White House on Monday,” Osweiler said in a statement released Wednesday. “But due to a scheduled OTA in Houston, I feel it’s important to be at practice with my new teammates. It’s a new offensive system for me and every practice and rep is extremely important. I am very appreciative of the Broncos wanting to include me on this special day.”
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that now-retired quarterback Peyton Manning and outside linebacker Von Miller, who’s been away from the team because he hasn’t signed his franchise tender, will be on the White House trip.
With Manning injured and largely ineffective, Osweiler went 5-2 as a first-time starter for the Broncos last season before being replaced by Manning in the regular season finale. Osweiler completed 61.8 percent of his passes with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.
To the surprise of few, the NFL scheduled Osweiler and the Texans vs. the Broncos as a Monday Night Football game in the upcoming season.