Brock Osweiler says Texans ‘on the cusp of doing something great’
Osweiler agrees four-year deal to join Houston from Denver, while former Miami running back Lamar Miller is also set to move to Texas.
The Denver Broncos have lost their second quarterback in a week after Brock Osweiler, the back-up starter who excelled in seven starts last season, agreed a deal to join the Texanss. ESPN report that the deal is worth $72m over four years with $37m guaranteed.
Osweiler’s agreement comes just two days after Peyton Manning announced he was retiring after 18 seasons in the NFL.
A source told NFL Media’s Albert Breer that the Broncos’ final offer to Osweiler was in excess of $16m per season with $30m in guarantees.
“Coming to Houston was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up,” Osweiler said. “What I see with this football team is something special. I believe this organization is on the cusp of doing something great. That’s something I want to be a part of. I’m very excited to be here and just get to work.”
Osweiler will be joined by former Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller, who has agreed to a four-year, $26m contract with the Texans, sources told ESPN. Miller will receive $14m guaranteed, the source said.