The Houston Texans’ starting quarterback didn’t dodge any questions when asked about his contract negotiation with the Denver Broncos.
Brock Osweiler said on Thursday that the Broncos were slow in extending him a contract offer during the offseason.
“Bottom line, Denver had the opportunity to extend an offer,” Osweiler told the media via News 9’s Mike Klis. “In fact, they had a great, very long period of time to extend an offer. So at the end of the day, right before free agency opened, there were two offers on the table, there were two things to examine, to explore, to try to do as much research on as possible to see what the best move moving forward would be. Ultimately, obviously, I chose the Texans and that’s because that’s what I felt was best for my family and myself.”
Klis also wrote that compensation was probably a major reason that Osweiler decided to sign with the Texans. They offered him a four-year, $72 million contract while the Broncos offered a four-year, $62 million contract.
Osweiler filled in last season when Peyton Manning went down with injury. He started the final seven games of the 2015 regular season for the Broncos. Osweiler completed 61.8 percent of his passes for 1,967 yards with 10 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.
In Houston, he has completed 59 percent of his passes for 1,402 yards, with 8 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.