Denver (USA), Oct. 16 – Veteran quarterback Brock Osweiler said in an interview that he will retire from the NFL, after having played more than seven seasons in the league.
“I am grateful for the time I received playing in the NFL. The experiences I had, the people I met, the relationships I made … I will not stop the things that did not happen in my career,” Osweiler said in an interview to 9News.
Osweiler will be best remembered for his role in the 2015 Denver Broncos.
The quarterback entered as a professional in 2012 as a second-round selection of the Broncos. For three seasons he backed quarterback Peyton Manning.
But it was in 2015, when Manning saw his production drop, and Osweiler took over the team in the middle of a Week 10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and led the Broncos to a 5-2 record in their last seven games.
That way he reached the Broncos in the postseason, but was replaced by “The Sheriff” in the playoffs after suffering an MCL injury at the end of the season.
Manning led the Broncos to three consecutive victories and a Super Bowl 50 victory.
After the offseason, Manning retired and free agent Osweiler was the focus of a bidding war, and although the Broncos offered him a meaningful deal, the quarterback signed with the Houston Texans a four-season contract and 72 million dollars with 37 million guaranteed.
Osweiler started 14 games for Houston in 2016, and led them to a South Division title of the American Conference, but they were eliminated by the New England Patriots in the divisional stage.
Houston went from Osweiler in the offseason to the Cleveland Browns, who cut him before the start of the championship and the Broncos again called him.
Osweiler’s career ended in Miami, where in 2018 he started five games for the injured Ryan Tannehill and led the Dolphins to a 2-3 record.
Osweiler did not sign in the low season of 2019 and has now decided to leave the game.
Osweiler’s final numbers are 15-15, with 59.8 percent, 7,418 aerial yards, 37 scoring passes, 31 interceptions, and a Lombardi trophy.