Top 30 NFL QBs: #25
- Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos
Games Started: 7 (7 Regular Season, 0 Postseason)
Pass Completion Percentage: 61.8%
Passing Yards: 1,976
Quarterback Rating: 86.4
Yards per Attempt: 7.15
Best Game: 20-27 for 250 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions. @ Chicago Bears.
(Stats courtesy of ESPN and Wikipedia)
What a season it was for Denver signal callers. Osweiler went from being almost unknown, to starting for the eventual Super Bowl winning team, to getting benched, to becoming a 37 million dollar man.
For all the notoriety Peyton got for his poor performance, Brock was better but not by much. That is to be expected, of course, for anybody coming off the bench for the first time. Being a starter in the NFL will have a learning curve for anybody, however, he showed decent enough prowess to achieve a 5-2 record. Everybody in the world knows that the games he won weren't because of him, but winning a game in the NFL is still an accomplishment. In the off-season, Osweiler got the most lucrative contract for a quarterback yet (Ryan Fitzpatrick pending).
There seems to be two possible outcomes of the Osweiler signing. One, the contract will prove to be one of the worst mistakes in the short history of the Texans, and Brock will simply never be able to live up to expectations. Or two, Osweiler will eventually cure all of the quarterback woes that Houston has had the past several years.
Next up, #24
Hint: One of the most consistently disrespected quarterbacks in the league.
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