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Broncos bring back Brock Osweiler

06 September, 2017, 12:00 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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Osweiler was beaten out by rookie DeShone Kizer, who will be the 27th starting quarterback for Cleveland since 1999 when the team opens against Pittsburgh on September 10.

Broncos general manager John Elway announced on Saturday that Denver has agreed to terms with the free-agent quarterback on a one-year deal, pending a physical on Monday.

After just one season, the Texans traded Osweiler in March to the Browns, who will pay Osweiler his $16 million guaranteed salary this season minus the offset from the Broncos. Osweiler, who sat out the Browns' final two preseason games, was healthy all throughout training camp. But I'm sure it's probably been a long 18 months for him. And Osweiler knows the Broncos' offense, having played there under offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.

Brock Osweiler's relatively short but eventful career has now come full circle. If he gets much more than the veteran's minimum from the Broncos it would be a surprise, and ESPN's Adam Schefter suggested it's not quite a done deal yet. Inside the Broncos' locker room, though, Osweiler's return seemed to lift the spirits of those who were part of that Super Bowl 50 team in 2015.

Following that season Osweiler rejected a multi-year deal to stay in the mile high city, instead accepting a four year $72m offer from the Houston Texans.


Osweiler would have been the starting quarterback last season had he not jumped ship. We feel that way.

With Osweiler leaving, it appears the Browns will also keep quarterbacks Cody Kessler and Kevin Hogan behind Kizer. Now, he finds himself playing behind Trevor Siemian with the possibility of getting pushed down further once Paxton Lynch returns from injury.

"I don't think many people could have seen this situation taking place, but I will say I'm beyond excited that it did take place". We were able to get it fixed. He already knew exactly where to go and when to be there.

But that didn't give him pause about signing with the Broncos.

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