Brock Osweiler wasn’t too happy when Peyton Manning gave him the shaft Sunday. At least he was a good sport about it Monday.
Near the end of the third quarter of the Denver Broncos’ blowout win over the Oakland Raiders, cameras caught a hilarious scene in which Osweiler threw his hands up in exasperation after learning that Manning was going in for yet another series.
After the video went viral, the Broncos’ backup quarterback was forced to address the amusing sequence Monday. Naturally, he took the high road.
“It’s a good laugh now,” Osweiler said, via ESPN. “There was just a little miscommunication, ‘Am I going in? Am I not going in?’ But no, there’s absolutely no hard feelings or anything like that. We’re all just having a good laugh. It’s funny that it got caught on tape.”
Osweiler didn’t seem amused at the time, although Manning ran just one more play — a handoff to C.J. Anderson to end the third quarter — before finally ceding to his backup in the fourth quarter. Head coach John Fox offered an explanation for the strange sequence.
“That was really on me,” Fox said. “What happened was we were contemplating, I don’t know, what was there 40 seconds left in the third quarter, I heard something about warming up and in my brain I didn’t think Brock was warmed up yet and I said, ‘Let Peyton finish this off and we’ll bring him out.'”
It’s a good thing Fox did, because that video is the best.
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