We made some jokes regarding Brock Osweiler yesterday when he was cut from the Cleveland Browns despite the team trading for him and still being on the hook to pay him millions in guaranteed salary.
Well, while the Browns essentially opted to pay Osweiler not to play for them, the Broncos have reportedly decided on the opposite approach.
With the team letting prospect QB Kyle Sloter go as part of the cuts to get the roster down to 53 players, seeing Osweiler immediately get signed might be a hard pill to swallow.
In fairness to Osweiler, he had several decent seasons as a backup with the Broncos between 2012 and 2015. Good enough to earn him a starting role, and paycheck, with the Houston Texans when he decided to jump ship out of Denver in 2016. But things haven't gone too well for him since.
Trevor Siemian is still the starter for Denver, but the backup role is now a bit more complicated with an injured Paxton Lynch and the newly acquired Osweiler. Osweiler does have a lot of NFL experience with 36 games under his belt. Fifteen of those games were as starting QB with the Texans last season, he made 301/510 pass attempts for 2,957 yards, 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
For many Broncos fans, it's been one of those days:
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