Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) against the San Diego Chargers during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
An article on Yardbarker.com posted on the Houston Texans states that Peter Burns of 104.3 FM Denver said and tweeted the Texans are one of a handful of teams interested in Denver Broncos backup QB Brock Osweiler.
The article on Yardbarker.com says:
"“According to Peter Burns (104.3 FM Denver), multiple teams have contacted the Denver Broncos about backup quarterback Brock Osweiler … Osweiler has been with the Broncos since 2012 when he was drafted in the second round (57th overall) out of Arizona State.”"
The article also said of the Texans:
"“The Texans seem to be checking every avenue in regards to the quarterback position, and it appears they are working hard looking at NFL backups.”"
This is interesting, but not stunning, because earlier this year, the Texans were to be rumored to be interested in New England Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallett.
A couple things both of those QBs have in common are they are young, they have been around successful, Hall of Fame-caliber starting quarterbacks and they are both backup QBs who have the potential to be starting QBs in the NFL or at least deserve a chance to become a starter in the league.
Osweiler is a 6-8, 240-pound QB, and that is the type of QB that Texans head coach Bill O’Brien could be really interested in. I’m sure Osweiler wouldn’t cost the Texans a lot of cash or cap space, and it would allow the team to focus on another position in the draft, for example, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
The Broncos’ backup QB has been in the NFL for two seasons and hasn’t seen the field much at all being the backup for Peyton Manning.
He’s played in nine games in those two seasons, going 13-of-20 for 107 yards and no touchdown passes, but on a brighter note, no interceptions.
I don’t know how interested the Texans are in the Arizona State product, but I guess he’s worth looking into if it means the team can look elsewhere in the draft in the first round.
It isn’t the fact the Texans are looking at other teams’ backups or players that aren’t proven yet in the NFL, but whomever they get as their QB – whether it be Matt Schaub, Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel or another QB via the draft, free agency or a trade – this team really needs to make sure they make the correct decision, or it will be another two-win season all Texans fans must suffer through.