Houston (CBS Houston) – Brock Osweiler has moved on. He’s over it. He left Denver for Houston and hasn’t looked back since.
It seems that Broncos Executive VP of Football Operations/GM, John Elway, still has some feelings about the situation with new comments published Monday. Elway, courtesy of the Denver Post, says he was surprised how Osweiler took the demotion heading into the playoffs last year.
“I can understand that he didn’t want to sit down and have Peyton come back in that San Diego game, but it wasn’t the fact that Brock was playing bad. We needed a change of something. So I was a little surprised just how he seemed to be a little bent out of shape about that.”
When Brock Osweiler signed his $72 million deal with the Texans, critics felt there was bad blood between he and Denver. Why would he leave a team that just won the Super Bowl when he would surely be the starter? Did Denver not have faith in Osweiler?
Reports after Osweiler signed with Houston is that he wasn’t thrilled about the idea of playing in Manning’s shadow, or that they put his contract negotiations on hold while Manning was thinking about retiring.
Truth is that we will never know if there was bad blood, or if there was, just how much. But since the break up, Osweiler has taken the stance of, out of sight out of mind.
“The only thing I would say is what kind of competitor wouldn’t want to play in that situation? Outside of that, I think I’ve answered all of those questions, we’re now in August,” Osweiler said. “We just had a great training camp practice and I’m excited to play the 49ers coming up.”