SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Brock Osweiler #17 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after winning Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

One decision helped push Brock Osweiler out of Denver and to the Houston Texans


Quarterback Brock Osweiler bounced from the Denver Broncos to land with the Houston Texans on a four-year contract worth $18 million annually with $35 million guaranteed.

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But the Broncos, according to Benjamin Allbright of 104.7 FM in Denver, had the first opportunity to offer Osweiler a contract. He noted via CBS Houston that the Broncos "came with an offer they thought was fair," but "you know how the Broncos like to low ball people a bit, Brock just wasn't having it."

According to Allbright, the Broncos were willing to award Osweiler an $18.5 million contract annually and at least $35 million guaranteed, but the quarterback stopped taking phone calls from the team.


Now he leaves what was a solid situation in Denver for a potentially great situation with wideouts DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller, along with running back Lamar Miller in Houston.

Denver, on the other hand, is left dealing with quarterback Mark Sanchez and rookie Paxton Lynch.

After Osweiler was relegated back to the bench last season in favor of a banged up Peyton Manning, one more false step by general manager John Elway was all the quarterback needed to bounce.