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Brock Osweiler | Quarterback | #17

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 235
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (57) / DEN
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Coach Bill O'Brien said it's "too early to know" if Brock Osweiler will be the Texans' starting quarterback in 2017.
The Texans handed Osweiler $37 million guaranteed last offseason, and he proceeded to be a total disaster and the main reason the Texans were held back from bigger and better things. His $16 million salary for 2017 is guaranteed, and Osweiler carries a $19 million cap hit. He would count $25 million against the cap if the Texans release or trade him. There just don't seem to be many other avenues for the Texans to travel unless they make a run at Tony Romo. Jan 16 - 12:51 PM

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Brock Osweiler completed 23-of-40 passes for 198 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the Texans' Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

Lacking confidence in an arch-conservative game plan, Osweiler played predictably tentatively and mostly stuck to checkdowns. His lone threatening downfield throw was dropped in the end zone by Will Fuller. After mostly avoiding mistakes in the first two quarters, Osweiler melted down in the second half with three interceptions, first on a play where Patriots FS Devin McCourty read Osweiler's eyes the whole way and the last two on errant overthrows intended for DeAndre Hopkins and Ryan Griffin. The $72 million Osweiler Experiment was an abject 2016 disaster. The contract will go down as one of the worst in NFL history.
Jan 14 - 11:32 PM

Brock Osweiler completed 14-of-25 passes for 168 yards and one touchdown in the Texans' 27-14, Wild Card win over the Raiders.

Osweiler added 15 yards rushing and another touchdown on the ground on a play-action bootleg to the right on a second-and-goal run from the one-yard line. He didn't make many great throws in this one and could have been picked off more than once, but the Raiders stood zero chance on offense with Connor Cook at quarterback. Osweiler didn't have to make many plays, and he made enough to get the easy win. His best throw was a sideline bomb to DeAndre Hopkins for 38 yards before the two hooked up for a two-yard touchdown a couple plays later. Osweiler and the Texans will either head to Kansas City or New England next weekend. Coach Bill O'Brien confirmed after the win that Osweiler will start the Divisional Round game.
Jan 7 - 8:03 PM

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Brock Osweiler and coach Bill O'Brien had a "loud argument" during halftime of Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Titans.

Osweiler and O'Brien both downplayed the incident when asked about it. "You've got competitive guys, passionate guys about the team, about winning, especially quarterback-head coach," said O'Brien. "If there was a what you would term a heated exchange, that happens all the time." Exchanges like this happen on a near-weekly basis in the NFL but this one is notable simply because of how frustrating a season it's been for Osweiler. Tensions are clearly high in Houston ahead of Saturday's playoff opener against Oakland. O'Brien could be on the hot seat if the Texans go one-and-done for the second year in a row.
Jan 4 - 5:51 PM

Brock Osweiler will start Saturday's Wild Card game against the Raiders.

Tom Savage is still in the concussion protocol and was always a long shot to play in Saturday's playoff opener. Osweiler has been a monster bust in his first year with Houston and struggled in relief of Savage last week (21-of-40, 253 yards, one touchdown). With Osweiler getting the nod for Houston and Oakland turning to third-string quarterback Connor Cook, the early game on Saturday is going to be tough to watch.
Jan 3 - 12:46 PM

Brock Osweiler said he feels very comfortable in the no-huddle offense.

"It allows me to get to the line of scrimmage, run through cadence, see what the secondary is doing, see what the linebackers are doing, get us into the proper protection," Osweiler said. It is a good theory, but the numbers do not support Osweiler's claims. The sample size is small with only 34 attempts, but Osweiler has completed just 50 percent of his passes with an adjusted-yards-per-attempt average of 4.85 and zero touchdowns while running the no-huddle this season. The Texans have to search for ways to spark the offense heading into the postseason, but finding a better quarterback is the only real solution.
Source: ESPN
Jan 3 - 9:38 AM

The Houston Chronicle's John McClain expects the Texans to start Brock Osweiler in their Wild Card game against the Raiders.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport agreed it would be "virtually impossible" for Tom Savage to start after suffering a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Titans. Regardless of the identity of their Week 18 signal caller, the Texans are very likely to play run-first football in the Wild Card Round. They are tentatively expected to get back Lamar Miller from his ankle injury versus Oakland.
Jan 2 - 5:24 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien expects to name a starter for the Wild Card round on Tuesday.

O'Brien also admitted that Brock Osweiler played well enough on Sunday to put himself into consideration regardless of Tom Savage's (concussion) health. Our best guess is that O'Brien will probably turn back to Osweiler after five extremely flat quarters as starter from Savage.
Jan 2 - 3:56 PM

Speaking after Sunday's loss, Texans coach Bill O'Brien was noncommittal on his starting quarterback for the Wild Card round.

Tom Savage is in the concussion protocol, but O'Brien could have said something like "Savage will be our starter if healthy." He didn't, leaving the door open for Brock Osweiler after he completed 21-of-40 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown. Osweiler has been wretched all season, but Savage arguably looked worse. Neither quarterback helps Houston's cause, but by the letter of the law, Osweiler might give them a better chance to win.
Jan 1 - 5:12 PM

Brock Osweiler has been benched in favor of Tom Savage.

Osweiler is going to go down as one of the biggest busts in NFL free agency history after signing a four-year, $72 million deal with $37 million guaranteed in March. Osweiler lacks poise and throwing ability to make it as an NFL starter.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 03:48:00 PM

Brock Osweiler was benched in the second quarter Sunday in Week 15 against the Jaguars.

This move probably should have been made weeks ago but coach Bill O'Brien stuck it out as long as he could with Houston's $72 million bust. Osweiler was off to a miserable start against Jacksonville and finally got benched after throwing picks on consecutive plays in the second quarter. He completed six-of-11 passes for 48 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions before getting the hook. Tom Savage is in for Osweiler at quarterback.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 02:08:00 PM

Brock Osweiler completed 14-of-24 passes for 147 yards and an interception in Houston's Week 14 win over the Colts.

The Texans went run heavy to hide Osweiler, rushing 41 times. Osweiler managed them to a win despite settling for five field goals. His only completions were checks downs to tight ends, with DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller combining for four catches. Osweiler isn't on the QB2 radar for Week 15.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 04:40:00 PM

Brock Osweiler completed 21-of-34 passes for 213 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Texans' Week 13 loss to the Packers.

Osweiler did not complete his first pass to a receiver until midway through the second quarter, and he was repeatedly late with his throws to the sidelines, a problem he has displayed all season. Osweiler did have a couple big completions when the Texans started focusing on the middle of the field, and he made a nice throw rolling right for his first touchdown in the third quarter. The second touchdown was a catch-and-run by DeAndre Hopkins in garbage time. Despite some success in the second half, this offense remains broken and Osweiler is not good enough to be part of the solution, but the Texans do not have much of a choice. He should start next week against the Colts.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 04:36:00 PM

Brock Osweiler has completed just 26 percent of his passes thrown 15 or more yards downfield.

That is the lowest completion rate among qualified quarterback according to ESPN Stats & Information. Osweiler also leads the league with eight interceptions downfield including three in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. Struggling with his decision making and unable to consistently put the ball on target, Osweiler is holding the offense hostage. If he struggles again this week against the Packers, coach Bill O'Brien will have to seriously consider giving Tom Savage a chance.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 10:27:00 AM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he will not bench Brock Osweiler.

"No," O'Brien flatly said when asked about starting backup Tom Savage. "We're going to come in here tomorrow, we're going to correct mistakes, and move on to Green Bay." Osweiler threw three interceptions in Sunday's loss to the Chargers and continues to hold the offense back with his inability to consistently make the correct decision and put the ball on target. The Texans are still a half-game up in the division, but they are in real danger of falling out of the playoff picture. If Brock struggles again next week against the Packers, O'Brien could be forced to make a change.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 06:45:00 PM