After a season in Denver that went back and forth between Brock Osweiler and Peyton Manning, Osweiler has decided to take his talents to Houston. The Texans have agreed in principal to a deal with the former Broncos backup to a 4-year, $72 million deal (18/yr).
Osweiler played in 8 games last season, starting in 7 of them. In those 7 games, he went 5-2 with 1,967 yards and 10 touchdowns. It makes the decision to start Manning in the last stretch of the season all the more confusing; although they did win the Super Bowl.
The move comes as a bit of a shock since it seemed like moving forward with Osweiler was Denver's plan since the start of the season. Denver will now be in the market for a quarterback and interests include Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick.
Houston also added running back Lamar Miller for 4 years and $26 million, to try and help out this struggling Houston offense. Having won the AFC South last year, the Texans have immensely improved their team and put themselves in a great position to repeat as division winners.