Elway on skipping White House visit: That’s Brock’s decision, everyone else will be there

AP

Broncos G.M. John Elway says if Brock Osweiler doesn’t want to join the team at Monday’s White House visit, that’s fine.

Osweiler says he’ll stay in Houston for the Texans’ Organized Team Activities rather than joining the Super Bowl champion Broncos to be honored by President Obama. Other players who have left the Broncos for other teams this offseason — including Ryan Harris, Danny Trevathan, Aaron Brewer, Omar Bolden and Malik Jackson — are expected to be there. Elway says it’s fine either way.

“That’s Brock’s choice, so all the other guys from my understanding are going to be there which will be great,” Elway told 9 News in Denver. “We get everybody back together and celebrate the great season that we had last year, so it will be fun.’’

Osweiler isn’t the only 2015 Bronco who won’t make the visit. Evan Mathis, who is now with the Cardinals, has also said he plans to stay at his team’s OTAs.

56 responses to “Elway on skipping White House visit: That’s Brock’s decision, everyone else will be there

  1. Osweiler is a mediocre QB at best and he’s being grossly overpaid by Houston. But what Denver is left with at that position is much worse.

  2. Gutsy decision. Definitely shows leadership and focus. I’m not a big fan of BO, but it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Maybe he gets a ring with Houston, but probably not in the next few years.

    I guess when you’re the franchise QB and paid millions tough decisions like this are great ways to show you are in-it-to-win-it.

    Especially considering the scrutiny of the media.

  3. An asterisk is needed next to Super Bowl 50. NFL paved the way for the Broncos last year. Refused to investigate Manning’s use of HGH. Hocholi & Blakeman 14 and 0 when referring Bronco games. NFL has become a joke.

  4. Didn’t Osweiler get into a fight with a lady and a pizza box, and lose? Please don’t show up, we don’t want or need you there. Paxton Lynch is a far superior athlete and will be a better QB.

  5. An asterisk is needed next to Super Bowl 50. NFL paved the way for the Broncos last year. Refused to investigate Manning’s use of HGH. Hocholi & Blakeman 14 and 0 when referring Bronco games. NFL has become a joke.
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    Lolol that statement is embarrassing. I feel bad for you bro. Let’s just play your game here and say Manning was suspended for using HgH. What’s that have to do with the defense dominating Steelers, Pats and Carolina? If anything, Manning play this year didn’t really help Denver win lol

  6. Gee, it’s always lily white right-wing nutjobs who just HAPPEN to have ‘other things to do’. Or in other words, it’s impossible for them to act like mature adults in this age of Rush Limbaugh and FOX Propaganda Channel and show just the tiniest bit of respect for the black President. News Flash; you racist aholes aren’t fooling anybody.

  7. Nothing against BO, but the White House visits by the Super Bowl champs is a corny tradition. Who isn’t going or who makes an intentional ass of theirself at the event is the only thing ever newsworthy about it. In that regard, the event is much like a Browns game.

  8. fordmandalay says:
    Jun 4, 2016 9:30 AM

    Gee, it’s always lily white right-wing nutjobs who just HAPPEN to have ‘other things to do’. Or in other words, it’s impossible for them to act like mature adults in this age of Rush Limbaugh and FOX Propaganda Channel and show just the tiniest bit of respect for the black President. News Flash; you racist aholes aren’t fooling anybody.

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    why is it allways racist with liberals? why cant the guy just not go because he doesnt want to? News Flash: we dont care what color obama is, anybody who comes up with obamacare is a proven retard.

  9. People who automatically conclude that Osweiller didn’t go for political reasons need to get a life. Could it be that his new team just signed him to an $18 million per year contract and he didn’t think the optics would look good if the starting QB of the Houston Texans was photographed at essentially a Broncos team function?

    He’s on a new team with a lot more responsibilities so maybe he believes it is best for him to stick with his team and soak up as much he can rather than travel to DC for essentially a Broncos team function.

  10. oregonraider says:
    Jun 4, 2016 8:37 AM

    No doubt Republitards, foregoing a once in a lifetime event for a political statement.

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    It’s all political for those on the left. Osweiler may have something else important to do, like trimming his toenails, or he might not like the stench of the whole town.

  11. oregonraider says:
    Jun 4, 2016 8:37 AM
    No doubt Republitards, foregoing a once in a lifetime event for a political statement.
    __________________

    What statement is that? It seems as if that was his intent he might have said so. In the absence of Osweiler saying differently how does this morph into being about anything other than him and his relationship with his teams? Since most of us don’t have your ‘gift’ and can’t magically divine his intent beyond what he has said perhaps you could enlighten us.

  12. If there are organized team activities and you are a new quarterback of that team, it just makes sense to be with your new team.

  13. margoadams says:
    An asterisk is needed next to Super Bowl 50. NFL paved the way for the Broncos last year. Refused to investigate Manning’s use of HGH. Hocholi & Blakeman 14 and 0 when referring Bronco games. NFL has become a joke.
    ——————-
    Yes. The NFL CLEARLY made Burfict take out Antonio and then made sure that the Pats would lose at Miami the last game of the season to give the Broncos home field advantage

    Then they made sure Anontio Brown got concussed out of the playoffs

    Then they made sure that the Pats linemen would just not block the day of the AFCCG

    AND THEN they made sure Mike Remmers was given something to make him become a statue that Von Miller could go around all day.

    IF you think the refs decided that game, go watch it again. After the first strip sack td, the Panthers were shocked and their faces were beaten. They expected to just come in and roll to a win. They didn’t expect to have their butts handed to them.

    You’re conspiracy theory has zero merit. Maybe look at things objectively and without such homer glasses. The Broncos defense dominated… Pure and simple.

  14. fordmandalay reminds me of the Soviet propaganda that would say Be man enough to stand with Stalin.

    Him and his ilk in here are also quite liberal with the racist and ableist epithets. Sad!

  15. why is it allways racist with liberals? why cant the guy just not go because he doesnt want to? News Flash: we dont care what color obama is, anybody who comes up with obamacare is a proven retard.

    ———————————————————————

    I agree the Affordable Care Act is bad, but Hillary Clinton was brain child not Obama. He just put his name on it

  16. I wouldn’t go either. I wouldn’t want to be exploited by the Muslim-in-chief who’s destroying and bankrupting the country with unlimited third world immigration.

  17. murph2432 says:
    Jun 4, 2016 9:19 AM

    An asterisk is needed next to Super Bowl 50. NFL paved the way for the Broncos last year. Refused to investigate Manning’s use of HGH. Hocholi & Blakeman 14 and 0 when referring Bronco games. NFL has become a joke.
    ———————————————————————————

    Lolol that statement is embarrassing. I feel bad for you bro. Let’s just play your game here and say Manning was suspended for using HgH. What’s that have to do with the defense dominating Steelers, Pats and Carolina? If anything, Manning play this year didn’t really help Denver win lol
    ____________________

    If anyone doesn’t deserve to be there and should not show up it’s manning. For multiple reasons.

  18. harrietknutczak says:
    Jun 4, 2016 10:02 AM

    oregonraider says:
    Jun 4, 2016 8:37 AM

    No doubt Republitards, foregoing a once in a lifetime event for a political statement.

    —————————————————————-

    It’s all political for those on the left. Osweiler may have something else important to do, like trimming his toenails, or he might not like the stench of the whole town.
    _______________________

    Yeah, the Republican-controlled Congress is pretty stinky. Too partisan and lazy to debate the appointment of a Supreme Court Justice. Years ago their inaction would have been labeled treasonous. Boy, are they in for a big surprising disappointment this coming November.

  19. Why can’t it be what Brock says it’s about? Is it really difficult to take the man at his word? If he says it’s about OTAs then I believe him.

  20. azjohnny says:
    Jun 4, 2016 10:28 AM

    why is it allways racist with liberals? why cant the guy just not go because he doesnt want to? News Flash: we dont care what color obama is, anybody who comes up with obamacare is a proven retard.

    ———————————————————————

    I agree the Affordable Care Act is bad, but Hillary Clinton was brain child not Obama. He just put his name on it
    __________________

    A friend’s son was recently in a horrible auto accident. He was hit by a driver who fled the scene. The hospital bill was upwards of $200,000. The kid is 25, college educated and a contract computer expert. No health insurance. However, he was covered by his mom’s insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. Without it the family would have been financially ruined. Tell them Obamacare is a bad thing. Oh by the way, our President didn’t put his name on it. The Republican elite coined that term as a form of derision.

  21. Back up off of Obeezy! Don’t forget SEVEN prior POTUS guys tried, unsuccessfully, to pass some version of health care reform…. lets keep it to football!

  22. Anyone who blames two players that elect to stay and work for their new employers as “racists” because the don’t want to go to the White House and attend the Super Bowl ceremony with Obama, shows how dumb and racist left wing liberals really are.

  23. senatorblutarsky says:
    Jun 4, 2016 11:24 AM

    azjohnny says:
    Jun 4, 2016 10:28 AM

    why is it allways racist with liberals? why cant the guy just not go because he doesnt want to? News Flash: we dont care what color obama is, anybody who comes up with obamacare is a proven retard.

    ———————————————————————

    I agree the Affordable Care Act is bad, but Hillary Clinton was brain child not Obama. He just put his name on it
    __________________

    A friend’s son was recently in a horrible auto accident. He was hit by a driver who fled the scene. The hospital bill was upwards of $200,000. The kid is 25, college educated and a contract computer expert. No health insurance. However, he was covered by his mom’s insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. Without it the family would have been financially ruined. Tell them Obamacare is a bad thing. Oh by the way, our President didn’t put his name on it. The Republican elite coined that term as a form of derision.
    ————————
    He’s college educated and a computer expert, but not smart enough to get health insurance, knowing that a health issue can bankrupt a person? Education does not equate to intelligence obviously.
    By the way, according to the ACA, he should have been fined for not having insurance.
    Oh, and tell idiot boy he’s welcome. I pay $1000/month for the cheapest insurance I could find since the ACA made rates go through the roof, so idiots like your friend’s son and illegal aliens can get all the coverage they need.

  24. Maybe it’s not political. Maybe, like most of the country, he just hates John Elway.

  25. illogicalvoicesinmyhead says:
    Jun 4, 2016 11:59 AM

    Maybe it’s not political. Maybe, like most of the country, he just hates John Elway.

    Ahh, what’s the matter little guy, has he beat up on your team for too long? You should hate him, he wrecked the league as a QB, now he’s doing it again as a GM.

  26. Who cares about whether or not players want to go to the White House? It’s a fun, but pointless team event where you go to DC for the day while the president pretends to be a fan. From the sounds of it, players don’t even get a fair warning when it’s happening either. I don’t think it’s that big of a deal.

  27. Maybe, just maybe, Brock decided not to go because he was benched near the end of the season, or because of the lack of respect Elway showed in negotiating a new contract, or maybe because of Elway’s comments after he left, or maybe because of the nasty comments of his former teammates regarding this meeting with the Texans.

    His decision not to attend perhaps is because he no longer wishes to be seen with is former team.

    All this crap about liberal/conservatives, racism and Obamacare irrelevant and indicate what morons some people are.

  28. Should read: …or maybe because of the nasty comments of his former teammates regarding this year’s scheduled meeting with the Texans.

    T

  29. margoadams says:
    Jun 4, 2016 8:53 AM
    An asterisk is needed next to Super Bowl 50. NFL paved the way for the Broncos last year. Refused to investigate Manning’s use of HGH. Hocholi & Blakeman 14 and 0 when referring Bronco games. NFL has become a joke

    Look at the timeline if you want to talk HGH.

  30. I would not go either, it is called freedom of choice. I spent 21 years in the USAF and now 7 more as a DOD AF civilian defending everyone’s RIGHT to make that choice. Why should anyone go pretend to make nice for the cameras, a president whose POLICIES both foreign and domestic have been clearly harmful to this country and the world. Now back to football.😎

  31. White QB’s that are governed by their own principles, and have decided not to attend the White House, have a history of having Trumped up charges levied against them by that football tsar.

  32. Guy’s got two legit, good reasons not to go.
    1- he’s no longer a member of the team, and
    2- they’re going to see 0.

  33. snowdood163 says:
    Jun 4, 2016 12:09 PM
    illogicalvoicesinmyhead says:
    Jun 4, 2016 11:59 AM

    Maybe it’s not political. Maybe, like most of the country, he just hates John Elway.

    Ahh, what’s the matter little guy, has he beat up on your team for too long? You should hate him, he wrecked the league as a QB, now he’s doing it again as a GM.

    I realize this is just a little before your time, but you might want to check and see what my Redskins did to him as a player. Almost as bad as the humiliation he suffered against the 9ers. Millennials should learn history before they post drivel, lol.

  34. It’s got to be a hard decision for the guy who started the superbowl to decide to miss out on the white house visit.

    Oh wait, I forgot that Brock was so blah he got benched for the ghost of Peyton Manning’s ghost (Peyton Manning’s ghost was still a decent player, the ghost’s ghost was pretty bad).

  35. I wouldn’t go to see Obama even if I was still on the team. I don’t blame him..

  36. I suppose you could call me conservative, meeting and hanging out with the President is a once in a lifetime thing (for most people.) I can see where there’d be the need to skip it though.

    Osweiler is a QB that has a handful of NFL starts, a new team, a new offense, and $18 million per season hanging over his head. He needs every second of work he can legally get with the NFL’s strict offseason team meeting/OTA rules.

  37. The ACA, derisively labeled Obamacare by republicans, is the brainchild of that bastion of conservative ideas known as The Heritage Foundation.

    Fox News has fooled y’all again.

  38. Evan Mathis and Brock are not attending because they are aware that listening to Hussein Obama kills brain cells, thus the reason why the White House lies, is not transparent, has the NSA spying on regular Americans, and KILLs folks (including Americans) everyday, everywhere with drone missiles without due process.

  39. To the poster of this story:

    A friend’s son was recently in a horrible auto accident. He was hit by a driver who fled the scene. The hospital bill was upwards of $200,000. The kid is 25, college educated and a contract computer expert. No health insurance. However, he was covered by his mom’s insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. Without it the family would have been financially ruined. Tell them Obamacare is a bad thing. Oh by the way, our President didn’t put his name on it. The Republican elite coined that term as a form of derision.

    Just another freeloader who made the informed decision NOT to buy insurance on his own that he could have afforded, but chose to have others foot the bill for him.

    Yes, Virginia, there is a free lunch paid for freeloaders by the rest of us who pay the bills. Do you think ObamaCare has free money to pay for these freeloaders? NO, the rest of us pay. And these freeloaders have shut down ObamaCare in most states for next year, so it will be interesting why freeloading medical program paid for by taxpayers these college grads with jobs will freeload off on when they get into trouble and expect the rest of working America to cover for them.

  40. i wouldn’t want to be anywhere near barack hussein obama. that guy is a radical.

  41. snowdood163 says:
    Jun 4, 2016 11:49 AM

    senatorblutarsky says:
    Jun 4, 2016 11:24 AM

    azjohnny says:
    Jun 4, 2016 10:28 AM

    why is it allways racist with liberals? why cant the guy just not go because he doesnt want to? News Flash: we dont care what color obama is, anybody who comes up with obamacare is a proven retard.

    ———————————————————————

    I agree the Affordable Care Act is bad, but Hillary Clinton was brain child not Obama. He just put his name on it
    __________________

    A friend’s son was recently in a horrible auto accident. He was hit by a driver who fled the scene. The hospital bill was upwards of $200,000. The kid is 25, college educated and a contract computer expert. No health insurance. However, he was covered by his mom’s insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. Without it the family would have been financially ruined. Tell them Obamacare is a bad thing. Oh by the way, our President didn’t put his name on it. The Republican elite coined that term as a form of derision.
    ————————
    He’s college educated and a computer expert, but not smart enough to get health insurance, knowing that a health issue can bankrupt a person? Education does not equate to intelligence obviously.
    By the way, according to the ACA, he should have been fined for not having insurance.
    Oh, and tell idiot boy he’s welcome. I pay $1000/month for the cheapest insurance I could find since the ACA made rates go through the roof, so idiots like your friend’s son and illegal aliens can get all the coverage they need.
    _________________________

    Since my original retort was removed, probably due to the brusque honesty it portrayed, I’ll be more genteel this time around. The boy will NOT be fined for having no insurance as he is covered by his mother’s insurance. Any references originally made regarding whining, income levels, and lack of compassion will not be mentioned.

  42. truths4all says:
    Jun 4, 2016 9:09 PM

    To the poster of this story:

    A friend’s son was recently in a horrible auto accident. He was hit by a driver who fled the scene. The hospital bill was upwards of $200,000. The kid is 25, college educated and a contract computer expert. No health insurance. However, he was covered by his mom’s insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. Without it the family would have been financially ruined. Tell them Obamacare is a bad thing. Oh by the way, our President didn’t put his name on it. The Republican elite coined that term as a form of derision.

    Just another freeloader who made the informed decision NOT to buy insurance on his own that he could have afforded, but chose to have others foot the bill for him.

    Yes, Virginia, there is a free lunch paid for freeloaders by the rest of us who pay the bills. Do you think ObamaCare has free money to pay for these freeloaders? NO, the rest of us pay. And these freeloaders have shut down ObamaCare in most states for next year, so it will be interesting why freeloading medical program paid for by taxpayers these college grads with jobs will freeload off on when they get into trouble and expect the rest of working America to cover for them.
    ___________________

    Uhhhh, I’m actually nonplussed at some comments. The kid is covered by his mother’s insurance which she dearly pays for. The Affordable Care Act allows the youth of our country to be covered by a parent’s health insurance until they reach the age of 26. This affords them the opportunity to establish their lives and get a leg up on paying off some of their student loans while avoiding a possible financially catastrophic medical event.

    The United States is falling behind compared to the rest of the world in all facets of education … especially mathematics and the sciences. Any illogical discouragements our youth face today represent short-term thinking and should be eliminated.

  43. Perfect. BO pretended to be a quarterback, and BO pretended to be a president.

  44. Brock doesn’t need this trip. He’s going to get to the White House on his own. As long as they continue to allow public tours, of course.

  45. I agree the Affordable Care Act is bad, but Hillary Clinton was brain child not Obama. He just put his name on it
    __________________

    A friend’s son was recently in a horrible auto accident. He was hit by a driver who fled the scene. The hospital bill was upwards of $200,000. The kid is 25, college educated and a contract computer expert. No health insurance. However, he was covered by his mom’s insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. Without it the family would have been financially ruined. Tell them Obamacare is a bad thing. Oh by the way, our President didn’t put his name on it. The Republican elite coined that term as a form of derision.

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    Im a small employer. My premiums have tripled since Obamacare passed. Now Im forced to pay for all my employees I cannot afford that. Therefore I have to lay off
    some full time workers.

    Ive created more unemployed/welfare which I guess is exactly what Obama wants… A nanny state

  46. rootpain says:Jun 5, 2016 9:02 AM

    senatorblutarsky says:
    Jun 4, 2016 10:26 PM
    truths4all says:
    Jun 4, 2016 9:09 PM

    …….A friend’s son was recently in a horrible auto accident. He was hit by a driver who fled the scene. The hospital bill was upwards of $200,000. The kid is 25, college educated and a contract computer expert.
    ================================
    Just another freeloader who made the informed decision NOT to buy insurance on his own that he could have afforded, but chose to have others foot the bill for him……….so it will be interesting why freeloading medical program paid for by taxpayers these college grads with jobs will freeload off on when they get into trouble and expect the rest of working America to cover for them.
    ___________________

    ……… The Affordable Care Act allows the youth of our country to be covered by a parent’s health insurance until they reach the age of 26. This affords them the opportunity to establish their lives and get a leg up on paying off some of their student loans while avoiding a possible financially catastrophic medical event.
    …………. Any illogical discouragements our youth face today represent short-term thinking and should be eliminated.
    ================================
    So if I understand what your are saying senatorblutarsky, feeding our youth a fish was replaced by teaching them how to fish to become self sufficient and you are now suggesting that instead, we should be teaching them how to watch the fishing channel as their mother continues to feed them fish. My, my, my how far we have sunk as an industrial nation.

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