Whether you agree or disagree with Brock Osweiler’s decision to skip a trip to the White House with his former Broncos teammates because of the all-important OTAs, the new Texans quarterback has at least made a good impression on his new bosses.
Via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey has definitely been impressed by the time Osweiler has put in this offseason.
“Yeah, it’s definitely arrow up,” Godsey said. “We’ve spent a lot of time together. It’s a whole new vernacular. He knows he has to put the time in. Players see it, players respect it, coaches definitely respect it, too. . . .
“You get what you put in. If you put in a lot, you’re going to get a lot. From a coach to a player standpoint seeing that, it’s arrow up. He’s going to continue to work like that. I don’t think that’s phony at all. I think it’s true. The players see it. That’s what a leader does.”
Of course, the Texans are paying Osweiler handsomely for the leadership, giving him a four-year, $72 million deal (without the coaches even meeting him). But Osweiler has done his part so far, organizing private workouts in Arizona and spending extra time with wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in an effort to earn that money.
Whether it works remains to be seen, but he’s at least winning over his coaches with his dedication to the voluntary offseason work.