In 2015, the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50. Peyton Manning missed a few weeks and during that seven-game stretch Brock Osweiler preserved their playoff hopes, conducting the second leg of the season, and helping them finish the regular season 12-4.
The last regular season game of 2015 was Brock Osweiler's most recent start as a Denver Bronco. Since then, his journey to Houston and Cleveland earned him some money, but his good fortunes dried up along the way. He did leave his mark as a Texan, though, breaking a single-season franchise record for interceptions with 16.
That single-season record was worth $37 million, which was the guaranteed portion in Osweiler's four-year, $72 million dollar contract.
Among the 33 QBs with at least 500 pass attempts since 2015, Osweiler has the lowest passer rating (77.1) & worst TD-INT (25/22) ratio— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) November 1, 2017
Broncos QB Brock Osweiler will earn $895,588 this week to play against the Eagles . . . from the Browns.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 1, 2017
His career in Cleveland lasted through the off-season, and DeShone Kizer's arrival ultimately dismissed Brock's services. Two teams in two years, a lot of money, and poor performance.
Interesting! Does Denver fail to see a pattern developing? Looks like it, but that may be due to the fact that his payroll isn't coming out of their pockets.
Vance Joseph has told the Broncos that Brock Osweiler will start Sunday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2017
The Broncos quarterback situation has been a disaster since Peyton Manning retired. It looks as if Vance Joseph's bottom line is experience. They brought on Brock towards the end of the preseason when Paxton Lynch injured his shoulder. Nobody thought they would see Osweiler playing in a game this season, let alone starting one.
Trevor Siemian has played lousy, throwing the third most interceptions in the league with 10. Over the course of the Broncos three-game losing streak, Siemian's touchdown to interception ratio was 2:6 and managed an average QBR of 19.4.
In an interview about the QB swap, Vance Joseph had this to say:
Here’s your Broncos starting QB vs the Eagles. Brock Osweiler. pic.twitter.com/nHTK0hsvnX— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) November 1, 2017
Going up against the Eagles this week, odds are the decision for Joseph after Sunday's match up wont be that simple.