Report: Brock Osweiler Agrees To Four-Year, $72M Contract With Texans


March 9, 2016

The Denver Broncos need a new quarterback.

Free-agent QB Brock Osweiler has agreed to a contract with the Houston Texans, according to multiple reports. NFL Network’s Rand Getlin was the first to report the news Wednesday.

A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Osweiler’s deal is for four years and $72 million.

Osweiler’s decision comes just two days after Peyton Manning officially announced his retirement, meaning the Broncos have lost both quarterbacks from their Super Bowl-winning 2015 season.

It’s unclear where Denver will turn for its next starting quarterback, but Schefter pointed to former Washington Redskins QB and current free agent Robert Griffin III as one potential replacement.

Manning started all of Denver’s playoff games, including the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 win over the Carolina Panthers, but Osweiler also played a huge role in the team’s success last season. The 25-year-old appeared in eight games (seven starts) and completed 61.8 percent of his passes for 1,967 yards and 10 touchdowns to six interceptions.

Osweiler, a second-round pick (57th overall) out of Arizona State in 2012, will give the Texans the franchise quarterback they desperately need. Four different quarterbacks started for Houston last season, including Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett, T.J. Yates and Brandon Weeden.

Houston wasn’t done, either. The Texans, who cut running back Arian Foster last week, agreed to a four-year, $26 million contract with free-agent running back Lamar Miller, a source told Schefter. Miller’s deal reportedly will include $14 million in guaranteed money.

Thumbnail photo via Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler
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