Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler has struggled this season, and based on those struggles, it seems like it’s only going to get worse. That’s because his lack of confidence in himself is affecting his play, sources reportedly told Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Citing NFL executives and coaches who have watched Osweiler play, Schefter reports that these people firmly believe Osweiler is not confident in his own abilities. And if he can’t be confident in his own abilities, then the Texans can’t exactly be confident in him, from the coaching staff down to Osweiler’s teammates.
Osweiler left the Denver Broncos after average play in relief of Peyton Manning last season, joining the Texans on a massive four-year, $72 million contract this offseason. He has completed under 60 percent of his passes, has thrown eight touchdowns against eight interceptions, and generally doesn’t look anything close to being worth the big contract numbers.
If his confidence is shaken at the halfway point of the season, things can only get worse for Houston in the AFC South.