Brock Osweiler still gets questioned about the Broncos and doesn’t want to talk about it, but the Broncos can’t stop talking about him
John Elway is a smart man and has done a great job with the Denver Broncos as their general manager. That doesn’t mean he has handled this offseason the right way and it sure doesn’t mean his latest comment wasn’t dumb.
After disrespecting the Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler at an alarming rate during their last days together, the Denver boss still doesn’t see why Brock was frustrated and ready to leave Denver.
First Osweiler was benched despite thoroughly outplaying Peyton Manning. Then he watched Manning win a Super Bowl even though he had a horrendous post season as the defense carried the team to the title.
Then in the offseason Osweiler was forced to wait as the team let Manning take all the time he needed to decide if he wanted to return. Of course, the free-agent-to-be had to wait for Denver to turn their attention to him as the 40-year old with a noodle arm pondered his future.
To make matters even worse, Elway then publicly called Brock out saying he wasn’t worth as much money as he wanted.
Unsurprisingly, Osweiler bolted for Houston and Elway somehow thinks the one and only reason he left was the Week 17 benching that Osweiler undeservedly received.
"“I can understand that he didn’t want to sit down and have Peyton come back in that San Diego game, but it wasn’t the fact that Brock was playing bad,” Elway said via the Denver Post. “We needed a change of something. So I was a little surprised just how he seemed to be a little bent out of shape about that. But he had an opportunity to make a tremendous amount of money in Houston, and for us, it just didn’t fit.”"
Elway completely ignores every other issue that led to the quarterback wanting to head out of town. He also seems like he just needs to move on, which is exactly what Osweiler wants to do.
"“The only thing I would say is what kind of competitor wouldn’t want to play in that situation?” Osweiler said via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “Outside of that, I think I’ve answered all of those questions. We’re now in August, we just had a great training camp practice and I’m excited to play the 49ers coming up.”"
Brock also called out Elway in there for acting like a competitive quarterback should have been thrilled with being benched. Osweiler wasn’t thrilled and shouldn’t have been.
He got a raw deal in Denver. Manning was awful in 2016 and any other team not run by a former quarterback would have pulled the plug on him.
Thankfully they didn’t because now the Texans have their starting quarterback in Osweiler. As for Denver, they have co-starters in Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian. No wonder they keep talking about Osweiler.