QB Brock Osweiler - Free Agent
|6-7, 242||Born: 11-22-1990||College: Arizona State||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2012|
2018 Week 4 vs NE (4 / 5 / 35 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
This was probably not the opportunity that Osweiler wanted but he got his shot in relief of Tannehill in the 4th quarter. Osweiler looked good but it all came in garbage time against a soft New England defense that was playing with a big lead. He found Frank Gore on a 3rd and 2 play in the red zone. Osweiler rolled right as Gore leaked out into the flat. Gore broke a tackle and then walked into the end zone. His 1 rush attempt for 7 yards earned him second on the team in rushing this week and that is not something Kenyan Drake owners want to see. Osweiler is not taking over for Tannehill and will be relegated to backup duties again next week against the Bengals.
2018 Week 6 vs CHI (28 / 44 / 380 / 3 / 2 pass, 2 / 8 / 0 rush)
It was a surprise start for Osweiler and an even more surprising victory for the backup quarterback. With 3 touchdowns and nearly 400 yards passing, Osweiler looked like the solid quarterback that had landed him his big money deal previously. He got a lot of help from Albert Wilson and a few really big plays, but he had an all-around solid day behind center. His first touchdown was a 5-yard toss to Nick O'Leary. The big tight end leaked out into the flat after the play action and Osweiler hit him in stride, so he could outrun his man to the pylon for the touchdown. The second touchdown did not come until the 4th quarter and was a product of Albert Wilson more than anything else. It was a quick hitting play to the sideline that Wilson was able to turn up the field and follow his blockers for 43 yards and the touchdown. Osweiler got the ball out quickly and it gave Wilson the chance to get to the second level in a hurry. His third touchdown was of the 75-yard variety and again came to Wilson before a 2-pt conversion to Kenny Stills tied the game late. Osweiler did have back to back drives (albeit sandwiched by half time and a Bears touchdown) where he threw 2 interceptions. The first came after the Dolphins had recovered a Bears fumble and it was a chuck and pray play right before half. There Bears did not have enough time to do anything with the ball and it was just Osweiler trying to make something happen before heading to the locker room. After half, the Bears opened with a touchdown and Osweiler tried to answer. Unfortunately, he stared down his receiver and had the route jumped by the corner. If it weren't for Mike Gesicki it would have been returned for a touchdown. Osweiler got a lot of help from the ground game this week and Albert Wilson, it will be interesting to see if he gets a shot next week or if Tannehill will regain his starting spot.
2018 Week 7 vs DET (22 / 31 / 239 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
After setting a career high in yards last week, Osweiler followed it up with another solid performance. He did not turn the ball over and helped to move the chains with short passes to Amendola and Drake. He combined to throw 15 of his 31 passes to these two and included one of his touchdowns. The first touchdown pass came on a 5-yard fade route to Kenny Stills. The speedy receiver made his way to the corner of the end zone and Osweiler led him perfectly where only he could make a play on the ball. The pass led Stills so far that he ended up running into a security guard and knocking her over. The second pass was another perfectly thrown ball to Amendola for 34 yards. Osweiler rolled right and threw a ball just over a diving defender and before the crashing safety could get over to make the play. The biggest issue this week was the pass protection as Osweiler was sacked 4 times and lost 24 yards. There has been no timetable set for when Tannehill will return, but ownership has been quoted saying that it will be his team again when healthy. With the short week, do not be surprised to see Osweiler starting again against the Texans.
2018 Week 8 vs HOU (21 / 37 / 241 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
The Dolphins came out swinging this week, but Osweiler could not deliver. They turned the ball over on downs the first drive after he failed to connect with Frank Gore on a 4th and 1 play. They then got the ball rolling with a touchdown after a penalty nullified a field goal and gave the Dolphins a fresh set of downs. It was a rushing touchdown and Osweiler played little role on that drive. The third drive resulted in an interception and I think you can see a trend forming here. Osweiler was then buried in a hole behind a career game from Deshaun Watson and he did not even get a chance to put up garbage time stats. The lone passing touchdown came from Danny Amendola rather than Osweiler. The longest connection of the game was a 46-yard pass to DaVante Parker and even after that the Dolphins settled for a field goal. Osweiler was sacked twice and just did not seem to have his best stuff this week. There is talk that Tannehill will be back next week and that should end the short tenure as a starter for Osweiler. Barring another injury, he will remain on the bench the rest of the season.
2018 Week 9 vs NYJ (15 / 24 / 139 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 4 / 0 rush)
It was not the best showing for Osweiler, but he did just enough to get his team the win this week. He finished without any touchdown passes and only completed 62% of his passes. He targeted Amendola and Drake for just over half of his passes and failed to get the tight ends involved this week. His longest play of the game was a 26-yard catch and run play to Amendola and another 19-yard pass to Stills. He was sacked 4 times and failed to move the chains when it mattered most. He led the offense to 2 field goals and was very thankful for an interception returned for a touchdown. This was the difference in the game and it had nothing to do with Osweiler. There is a chance that Osweiler only gets one more start for the Dolphins before Tannehill returns after the Bye. He has sprinkled in some very good games and some duds in his 4 starts so far this year. Look for another tough matchup in Green Bay next week.
2018 Week 10 vs GB (23 / 37 / 213 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Any sense of magic or talk that Osweiler may have found the ability that caused Houston to give him a monster deal a few years ago should be dead after this week. The Packers shipped off their top safety and have struggled on defense all season long, yet the Miami offense only managed 4 field goals. Osweiler continues to not be able to finish drives and is forcing his throws. He was fixated on Amendola and Parker this week and targeted the pair on almost 2/3 of his attempts. He seems unwilling to target his tight ends with both Gesicki and O'Leary seeing 1 target for 5 yards each, and not a single target to Grant in the entire game. Osweiler may not have the best weapons in the NFL, but he certainly has more options than he is using. His lone big play of the game was a 39-yard catch and run by Amendola. All of the credit goes to Amendola who cut up field and through the void left by the zone coverage. The interception was a poor read by Osweiler. He stared down Amendola on a short route and did not see Breeland break on the ball. He effectively threw a quick pass into double coverage and paid for it. Initial reports said Tannehill would be back after the Bye week, but the most recent said that it may be Osweiler for the rest of the season. This may be the last real audition that he gets, and he will have to play much better if he even wants to continue to be a backup in the NFL.
2017 Week 9 vs PHI (19 / 38 / 208 / 1 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Denver, seeking direction after a rough few weeks, turned to Osweiler at quarterback. The results were not spectacular, as the QB was unable to establish a rhythm with any receiver other than Thomas. Osweiler's longest connections of the day were a 30 yard corner route to Sanders on play action in the 2nd, and a 32 yard bomb down the left sideline to Cody Latimer at the end of the 3rd. Osweiler force-fed Demaryius Thomas slants, curls, and bubble screens throughout the contest. Thomas and Osweiler finally scored in the 4th quarter on a WR bubble screen from the Philadelphia 2 yard line. Osweiler nearly threw an early 1st quarter interception while looking for Sanders on a curl route, but the ball bounced off the defenders' chest. Osweiler made an awful decision later in the 1st, throwing the ball right to another defender who was covering Thomas step-for-step on a slant route. This time the pass stuck, and the Eagles returned the ball to the Denver red zone. Osweiler came right back out on the next drive and slung a 3rd-and-long pass into triple coverage, nearly resulting in another pick. Osweiler threw a high pass to Booker on a crossing route in the 3rd, nearly resulting in another pick as Booker couldn't make a leaping grab and deflected it to an Eagles defender. Osweiler finally connected with another Eagle in the 3rd quarter. Staring down a free-blitzed, Oz chucked the ball straight up in the air, in the general direction of a streaking Demaryius Thomas. The ball landed about 20 feet away from Thomas, right in the hands of the free safety. Despite the slow performance, the Broncos claim they will stick with Osweiler in week 10.
2017 Week 10 vs NE (18 / 33 / 221 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Poor special teams play early in the contest dug the Broncos into a hole that Osweiler just wasn't able to pull them out of. Osweiler led a couple of scoring drives early, leaning on a solid connection with Emmanuel Sanders. Unfortunately, Denver couldn't find the end zone and settled for field goals while the Patriots racked up touchdowns. Osweiler finally found Demaryius Thomas for a touchdown late in the 3rd quarter, dropping back into the pocket while Thomas boxed his defender out on a crossing route for the score from the New England 7. Osweiler was intercepted by safety Patrick Chung late in the 4th after making a questionable throw to TE Heuerman, who was double covered on an out route.
2017 Week 11 vs CIN (23 / 42 / 254 / 1 / 1 pass, 4 / 24 / 0 rush)
Osweiler was terrible in the first half, throwing one interception and racking up less than a hundred yards with no touchdowns. Oz had a nifty 12 yard scramble to convert 3rd and short in the 1st quarter, setting the Broncos up inside the Cincinnati red zone. Unfortunately, he hit CB Dre Kirkpatrick in the end zone two plays later, leading to a 99 yard INT return and an ensuing Cincinnati touchdown. CJ Anderson tossed the ball back to Osweiler after a handoff for a 3rd quarter flea-flicker, but there was apparently a miscommunication on the play as Osweiler launched the ball to a very empty spot downfield. Osweiler found a rhythm with Demaryius Thomas in the 4th quarter, hitting him for several passes before capping the drive with a 17 yard touchdown on a beautiful over-the-shoulder fade. Osweiler and the offense got the ball back with just under two minute left in the game, trailing Cincinnati by three points. Osweiler got blown up on 2nd down, leading to 3rd and 17 with less than a minute left, then missed Sanders on a slant route on 4th and short. Osweiler finished the day with three official sacks for 25 yards.
2017 Week 15 vs IND (12 / 17 / 194 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 17 / 1 rush)
Osweiler was pressed into service after Siemian injured his shoulder at the end of the 1st quarter. Osweiler ran the play-action passing game to perfection behind Anderson's strong performance on the ground. The offense went three-and-out for his first series, but Osweiler led a scoring drive at the end of the 2nd quarter, capping it with an 18 yard touchdown run. The Colts ran man coverage with no one spying on Osweiler, and he barreled up the middle of the field to the end zone. Osweiler's first touchdown pass was a beautiful corner route to Cody Latimer, who beat his man from the left slot in a spread formation. Osweiler took the shotgun snap and lofted the the ball over the defender. Osweiler found Jeff Heuerman later in the 3rd quarter on a play-action post route that the tight end took to the house for a 54 yard score.
2017 Week 16 vs WAS (22 / 38 / 193 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 27 / 0 rush)
Osweiler had a nice rhythm going with Demaryius Thomas on the opening drive, hitting him down the seam for a big gain on the first offensive snap, then an out route for a nice catch-and-run. The Denver passing game quickly devolved into a complete mess as Osweiler was constantly harried by pressure from the Washington front 7. Sanders and Latimer were out, and Osweiler couldn't get anything going downfield. Osweiler targeted his backs 20 times (Anderson-9, Booker-8, Janovich-2, Henderson-1) on passes that were mostly checkdowns or screens. Osweiler fumbled and lost the ball while attempting to escape a Ryan Kerrigan sack late in the 2nd quarter. The Broncos got the ball back before the half, but Osweiler unfortunately tossed an interception after the ball was tipped at the line of scrimmage. Osweiler was sacked four times and was mostly ineffective with his scrambling, typically sliding down a yard or two past the line of scrimmage. He did break one long run of 18 late in the 4th quarter after Washington had moved to a soft prevent defense with a 24 point lead. Osweiler and the offense led a scoring drive late in the 4th, with CJ Anderson punching in a five yard touchdown and catching a short two-point conversion. Denver has announced that Paxton Lynch will start in week 17.
2016 Week 1 vs CHI (22 / 35 / 231 / 2 / 1 pass, 4 / 14 / 0 rush)
It was a productive day for Osweiler on the day and it started with some big throws down field to DeAndre Hopkins. He was focused on Hopkins early in the game and threw a good ball in traffic that Hopkins got his hands on but was ripped away by a Bears cornerback. It is a ball that Hopkins usually comes up with but this one goes against Osweiler but it was not entirely his fault. Looking to Hopkins, he ended up hitting him for a 23 yard touchdown strike in the end zone on a 9 route. Hopkins ran a nice route and Osweiler put some air under it to let him go to work. Osweiler would have had an 80+ yard touchdown pass if Will Fuller was able to haul it in when he split two defenders getting verbal. Oswieler showed some faith in the youngster and went to him in the second half hitting him from times for 100 yards. He checked into a player to hit Fuller on a smoke screen for 18 yards and touchdown where he went untouched to the end zone with some good blocking. There was a crucial drop on a well place ball in the end zone to Hopkins from Osweiler that should have been a touchdown. He worked underneath to Braxton Miller, Lamar Miller and the tight end group but he did most of his work with Hopkins and Fuller. He tried to push the ball down field late to Fuller to deliver the knock out blow but could complete three attempts of 20 yards or more. Osweiler showed he is not afraid to push the ball down field and let his receivers work.
2016 Week 2 vs KC (19 / 33 / 268 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / -3 / 0 rush)
It was a mixed bag for Osweiler and it came due to inaccurate throws with no real pressure. His two interceptions were poorly thrown footballs, both were behind their intended targets. One was behind Braxton Miller in the end zone and the other was behind DeAndre Hopkins on a stop route thrown behind him that Hopkins got one of his hands up but popped right into the hands of Marcus Peters. He is a true gunslinger and has a short term memory and continued to throw the football. After the interception in the end zone, he came back the next offensive series and hit Hopkins for a 27 yard touchdown pass in-between two Chiefs defenders. He was more effective in the middle of the field hitting Fuller for gains of 14 and 19 yard gains and Hopkins for 25, 16 and 14 yard gains. Last week Osweiler did not attack the intermediate portions of the field but he did this time and it paid off. Osweiler is a heady player and will take advantage of mishaps from the defense and he hit Jonathan Grimes on a key 13 yard gain late in the game with a kick swing pass outside the numbers when the Chiefs defense could not get lined up correctly. Osweiler's completion percentage will remain low due to the fact he just can't say no to throwing the ball deep. He trusts Will Fuller completely to change the dynamic of the game and he is going try for knockout punches with deep balls. The big play ability is there for Osweiler but he is still learning the offense and until the running game picks up, it will all be on Osweiler to provide most of the offense with his arm.
2016 Week 3 vs NE (24 / 41 / 196 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)
By the time Brock Osweiler and the Texans figured out the Patriots defense, it was all but too late. Osweiler received his first real taste of being forced to being patient. His big plays were non-existant that he showed the first two weeks. It fell on Osweiler to work short and intermediate routes and he had some success to DeAndre Hopkins hitting him five times for 56 yards all on routes to the right side of the field. The one interception Osweiler did throw was in a tight window intended for Hopkins in the middle of the field, that Jaime Collins stepped in front of. He also had a 20 plus yard gain wiped out due to another Will Fuller drop which would have helped the cause. The Texans offense was shrunk down to check downs and crossers less than 10 yards and tight end Ryan Griffin ended up being his favorite target late in the game catching 8 passes late in the game. Osweiler was impatient all night and throwing the ball 41 times, there were plenty of yards left on the field for the offense and Osweiler.
2016 Week 4 vs TEN (25 / 37 / 254 / 2 / 2 pass, 1 / 14 / 0 rush)
His day will clouded with his two poor interceptions both intended for DeAndre Hopkins. One was forced into coverage when he was forced up in the pocket and he panicked and threw it blind to Hopkins. His other interception was the right read but he threw it off his back foot with pressure coming and left it short with Hopkins clearly past the the defender. Osweiler can not stay away from the interceptions and it ruined what was his best day passing of the season. Osweiler was efficient and did majority of his work underneath and let his receivers work. He threw good passes that allowed his receivers to catch and eat up yards. He hit Ryan Griffin on a crossing route for 45 yards to set up a score early in the first quarter. He had two touchdown throws one to C.J. Fiedorowicz where he looked off the safety to hit him up the seam for a 14 yard touchdown for a leaping reception. Osweiler continues to look Will Fuller's way and too advantage of his speed on a smoke screen that went for 28 yards and he hit him for a 5 yard touchdown play after a good play fake that Fuller sold as a run. Osweiler spread the ball around and hit 8 different receivers and finally started looking to the middle of the field where the tight ends and Jaelen Strong caught five passes to keep the chains moving. It was a solid production day for Osweiler but he has to find how to cut down on his interception problem.
2016 Week 5 vs MIN (19 / 42 / 184 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
He continues to be a mystery as a player and his play against the Vikings was a mess. Once again Osweiler had an interception where he threw it intended for Jaelen Strong where he was not even looking for the football. Osweiler was under pressure more than normal and it comes from a running game that was nonexistent against the Vikings. Osweiler threw the ball 42 times and only completed 19 of his passes with his longest throws going to DeAndre Hopkins on an out route that Hopkins broke a few tackles for a 25 yard gain. He hit C.J. Fiedorowicz for a 22 yard gain and it could have easily been a touchdown if Osweiler would have led him. Fiedorowicz had the linebacker beat and had to make a leaping catch to haul in the high pass. Osweiler had his only touchdown of the game on the Texans final drive of the game hitting Hopkins for a 1-yard touchdown on a quick slant. The game was well out of hand when Osweiler threw his touchdown but Osweiler's inaccurate passing is a growing concern.
2016 Week 6 vs IND (25 / 39 / 269 / 2 / 1 pass, 2 / -4 / 0 rush)
This was a tale of 57 minutes of Brock Osweiler and the final three minutes and overtime version of the Texans quarterback. Osweiler continued to look uneasy in the pocket to start the game and he could not get comfortable in the pocket and sailed passes early in the game intended for DeAndre Hopkins. Later in the game he left the ball behind Hopkins on crossing route and threw it right into Vontae Davis hands for another interception. In the first three quarters Osweiler went 11 of 22 for 89 yards with the interception. Then when it became time for the Texans to make plays, Osweiler's light switched on. Osweiler starting getting into ta groove by working underneath to Ryan Griffin for 12 yard gains. His first touchdown came on a check down to Lamar Miller for a 16 yard touchdown that saw him beat seven defenders with some help for the touchdown. Then went to his favorite target over the past few weeks in C.J. Fiedorowicz and capped off their comeback with a 26 yard strike up the seam for a touchdown on a perfectly thrown ball. Osweiler also finally started picking away at the Colts defense by working to DeAndre Hopkins with 8-10 yard chunks. His best ball came to Jaelen Strong on a 9 route for 36 yards in overtime to set up the game winning field goal in overtime.
2016 Week 7 vs DEN (22 / 41 / 131 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 16 / 0 rush)
It was an ugly day for Brock Osweiler and the worst part of it is that the offensive line have him time to work throwing the football. His longest completions of the night went for 13 to Will Fuller who helped him out on a catch and run. He was inaccurate all evening and could not get into a rhythm throwing the football. Osweiler lost a fumble that was a questionable call that could have been ruled a pass, that alone helped sink the Texans late in the game. There was not much to feel good about Osweiler's performance that saw him work underneath majority of the night and very little down field. Osweiler have 5 of his 41 passes go for more than 10 yards all game. He tried 4 passes of 20 yards or more which all came up empty. Osweiler did have three key scrambles for 16 yards to extend drives and his longest run was 10 yards on a key third down. Until Osweiler figures out to sit solid in the pocket after his first read is taken away or his receivers get off of press coverage, it will continue to be tough for Osweiler to work.
2016 Week 8 vs DET (20 / 29 / 186 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / -3 / 0 rush)
There are positives about Brock Osweiler's day and it starts with it was easily his most accurate day as a passer in a Texans uniform. Osweiler attempted two deep passes which was his lowest of the season and one was just out of bounds in the end zone to DeAndre Hopkins. Osweiler had five drops by his receivers, which dropped his numbers and only really had three pass they were really poor throws. He conintues to work well with his tight ends and he hit Ryan Griffin for a 23 yard strike on a 3rd down up the seam and he continues to work well with C.J. Fieodorwicz who he hit for another touchdown. On the 6 yard touchdown throw, Fiedorowicz ran and out route underneath the void Hopkins created which was an easy pitch and catch. Osweiler was much better on the intermediate part of the field and his only interception came on a 3rd down throw to Hopkins where he expected him to cut off his route for a back shoudler throw. His stats will not say it but Osweiler's most efficent day came from a controlled passing game helping him out get some good looks in the middle of the field.
2016 Week 10 vs JAX (14 / 27 / 99 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 23 / 0 rush)
The game dictated on what the Texans were doing with the football and Brock Osweiler did the most important thing, no turnovers. Osweiler protected the football and worked the middle of the field to the tight ends where he had his most success. He only had two passes targets over 20+ yards the entire game both for Hopkins but he were well covered. Osweiler continued to find success to the tight end group. Both of his touchdowns came on plays from the one yard line, one on boot leg hitting Ryan Griffin for an easy pitch and catch. Also, hitting Stephen Anderson on another play action pass for a simple one yard touchdown. Osweiler is still struggling to find DeAndre Hopkins consistently, some can be attribute to poor passes but some can be pointed to Hopkins not getting into routes. Osweiler's biggest pass came to ice the game hitting Hopkins on a 10 yard slant to win the game. There was not much happening in the passing game with the Texans who played with a lead majority of the game and did not trail at any point. It was Osweiler's lowest attempts of the season and he made sure he did not force the ball during the game.
2016 Week 11 vs OAK (26 / 39 / 243 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 19 / 0 rush)
Most will not discuss it but it has been a solid three game stretch for Brock Osweiler. Osweiler had a 70+ yard touchdown reception called back when DeAndre Hopkins had a 24 yard reception on a crossing route that he clearly did not step out of bounds and the officials blew the play did thinking he did. Osweiler completed 26 passes and it was his most efficient game of the season. He hit 8 different receivers and C.J. Fiedorowicz remained his favorite target on the field hitting him 6 times and mainly in the middle of the field in catch and runs. Osweiler did have two near interceptions that hit Raider defenders in the hands but they couldn't finish the play. Osweiler also started getting rolling with Hopkins out of the slot, and hit him for gains of 13, 9, 8 and 4 yards. Osweiler's only touchdown of the day came on a pass to Braxton Miller for a 12 yard touchdown reception hitting him with an easy throw from the slot. Osweiler was under control the entire night and it is clear he is settling into his role with the offense.
2016 Week 12 vs SD (22 / 37 / 246 / 0 / 3 pass, 3 / 23 / 1 rush)
Maybe one game the interceptions will go away but Brock Osweiler continued to struggle to protect the football. He did not get much help from his offensive line who turned in one of their worst performances of the season in pass protection and run blocking. Osweiler worked intermediate all game and had success throwing to ball to C.J. Fiedorowicz in the middle of the field. He finally looked comfortable with DeAndre Hopkins and Osweiler made sure he did what he could to get him the football. Osweiler his Hopkins five time for 70 yards and did the two did most of their work in man coverage situations. Osweiler did have a rushing touchdown on a sneak for one yard but that was the highlight of his game. He had two interceptions that were on him, one ball that he should have thrown away but forced it to Hopkins. The other came on an overthrow to Fiedorowicz who was wide open down the seam that ended up in the safeties hands. His final interception came on a hail mary to end the game but his accuracy issues for the game are still coming back to bite him. There are moment of good for Osweiler but the bad decisions are clouding and stunting his growth as a quarterback.
2016 Week 13 vs GB (22 / 35 / 202 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 20 / 0 rush)
Patience will continue to be the key for Brock Osweiler and he continues to have solid games mixed in. This was a bounce back performance after a horrid game last week but this time in poor conditions at Lambeau field. Osweiler threw for 202 yards with no turnovers and two touchdowns. He was also not helped about by four drops from receivers and two coming from his most dependable target in DeAndre Hopkins. The most crucial coming on 3rd down play late in the game. Osweiler continued to spread the ball around and hit seven different receivers with Will Fuller and Hopkins being the bigger beneficiaries. Osweiler his Hopkins late in the game against cover two with a solid 44 yard touchdown pass that saw Hopkins with the long catch and run. Osweiler worked underneath majority of game and hit Fiedorowicz 6 times and Griffin 4 times. His first touchdown pass went to Griffin on a key 4th down play for 6 yards in the corner of the end zone on a play action pass. Osweiler also rushed for 20 yards in key spots to convert two 3rd downs. It was an overall solid performance for Osweiler, especailly after they opened up the offense in the second half and starting pushing the ball downfield.
2016 Week 14 vs IND (14 / 24 / 147 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
It continues to be game managing 101 for Brock Osweiler but some of this is put on the coaches and their game plan. Osweiler only had two downfield throws and once again worked intermediate once again to C.J. Fiedorowicz. Fiedorowicz also dropped two passes and Will Fuller dropped on a tough deep ball down the sideline that was in his hands. Osweiler also missed Hopkins on a deep ball to open the game that was just out of his reach down the sideline. He spread the ball out to 8 different receivers and his longest pass went for 22 yards to Hopkins. His one interception came on a play call where he did not see the linebacker drop under Fiedorowicz and threw it right to him. He continues to take the easy throws and leaves it up to his receivers to make plays.
2016 Week 15 vs JAX (6 / 11 / 48 / 0 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Osweiler only attempted 11 passes and two interceptions later, Bill O'Brien saw enough. He did hit Ryan Griffin twice for gains of 9 and 7 on play action passes but his interceptions did him in. He had a pass thrown too high for Will Fuller that probably could have been caught but went through his hands into a defenders hands. Then Osweiler scrambled out of the pocket targeting DeAndre Hopkins but threw it right to an inside linebacker sitting right in front of him. That was the end of the game for Osweiler after the interception which led to Tom Savage.
2016 Week 17 vs TEN (21 / 40 / 253 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 1 / 1 rush)
Osweiler came in relief of Savage off the bench side second quarter and put together a respectable game. Some issue up front in protection led to some hard hits on Osweiler but he stuck in there and made some solid passes. He finally got DeAndre Hopkins going and hit him for over 100 yards in the 3rd quarter alone on 5 passes. He hit Wendall Williams for a 26 yard strike on the sideline to open up the offense. Osweiler hit C.J. Fiedorowicz for a short score to end a nice drive in the middle of zone coverage. He also ran one in on 4th down late in the game that saw him use a spin move to get into the end zone. Osweiler did miss some open throws in the red zone to receiver that were wide open one to Stephen Anderson and another to Keith Mumphery.
2016 Week 18 vs OAK (14 / 25 / 168 / 1 / 0 pass, 6 / 15 / 1 rush)
It was clearly Osweiler's best half of football for the Texans this season. Only asked to throw it 7 times in the second half, Osweiler was busy early in the game hitting Hopkins on a deep ball for 38 and Fuller on a solid post route for 19. Osweiler had plenty of time to operate and make solid passes and most importantly his accuracy looks much improved than games before. His best play came on the goal line on a bootleg where he had a 1 yard touch down run shaking a Raiders defender to the ground going into the end zone untouched. Completing over 67% of his passes in the first half Osweiler did not turn the football over and it is clear that he was a different quarterback this game.
2016 Week 19 vs NE (23 / 40 / 198 / 1 / 3 pass, 1 / 18 / 0 rush)
The stat sheet shows a complete meltdown but the three interceptions came late in the game when the Texans needed to start airing out the football. What is lost in that in the first half, Osweiler had three well placed footballs in the end zone not hauled in. C.J. Fiedorowicz stumbled and could not haul in a pass that hit his finger tips. Will Fuller dropped a post route dropped perfectly over his shoulder and the ball slipped right through his hands to the ground right before the half. Then add another ball thrown down the right sideline that was a 50/50 ball that Fuller only got his right hand on but was also a well placed ball for only Fuller to make a play on. That lack of help slowed Osweiler's day but he did have a touchdown pass to C.J. Fiedorowicz on a play action pass that he hit wide open in the end zone. Osweiler played under control but if he would have gotten some help from his receivers, the game might have taken a different turn.
2015 Week 10 vs KC (14 / 24 / 146 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 18 / 0 rush)
While starter Peyton Manning's early-season struggles had led to calls from fans and analysts for Denver to see what Osweiler could do, few expected the unproven backup to receive his chance so soon. But with Manning unravelling on the field in front of everyone, Denver had no choice but to put Osweiler in against the Kansas City Chiefs. Osweiler looked like every bit of the inexperienced player that he is, throwing an interception shortly after coming in and heaving a few other errant and dangerous throws. He also showed off his surprising athleticism for a man of his height, rushing for 18 yards on three scrambles and providing enough of a spark to drive a stagnant offense down for two face-saving touchdowns against a long-since-disinterested defense.
2015 Week 11 vs CHI (20 / 27 / 250 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)
For the first time in his four-year career, Brock Osweiler recorded a first-quarter snap for the Denver Broncos. As was to be expected given the long-delayed nature of his debut, Osweiler's offense produced in fits and starts. Head coach Gary Kubiak simplified the passing game, not asking him to throw a single pass more than 15 yards downfield and focusing heavily on slants, screens, and rollouts. 14 of Osweiler's 20 completions went to running backs or tight ends. Of Osweiler's 89 yards to wide receivers, 48 game on a short pass over the middle to a wide-open Demaryius Thomas, who did all of the hard work after the catch. The offense's inability to push the ball downfield meant drives almost always stalled out after a single negative play. At the same time, Osweiler showed positive signs, too. Denver's offense moved the ball better than its 17 points would suggest; an 82 yard drive ended in a short field goal on 2nd-and-goal as the first half expired, and Denver failed to convert on 4th-and-1 from Chicago's 2 yard line. Osweiler's ability to line up under center helped the running game get going, (against an admittedly soft defensive front). For the first time all season, Denver's quarterback did not throw an interception, (and its offense as a whole did not commit a turnover). While an up-and-down first start, there were positive aspects to build upon.
2015 Week 12 vs NE (23 / 42 / 270 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)
Brock Osweiler's first career start was a win on his birthday. In his second, he knocked off the undefeated Patriots in front of a friendly home crowd. While Osweiler's inexperience shone through on multiple occasions, the lasting memory most will take was him showing poise and precision in a do-or-die situation against a punishing defense. Getting the ball down by 4 with 2:31 to go, Osweiler engineered a 6-play, 83-yard drive for the go-ahead touchdown. 79 of those yards came through the air, via 36- and 39-yard completions and a 4-yard touchdown toss. While Osweiler came up big with the game on the line, his performance prior had plenty of highs and lows. While Osweiler's lone interception was in many ways not his fault, (his hand was hit as he began to throw and the ball popped straight up into the air), it was emblematic of his poor feel for the pocket. Osweiler took a pair of completely inexcusable sacks; in one he ran backwards from the pressure on 3rd-and-2, losing 13 yards and knocking Denver out of easy field goal range. On his phenomenal 4th-quarter drive, too, Osweiler ran backwards from pressure and took an 8-yard sack on 2nd-and-goal; fortunately, the latter was negated by defensive holding. Overall, Osweiler showed plenty of reason for optimism that Denver's offense will be able to hold its own going forward, while also demonstrating areas for growth in the future.
2015 Week 13 vs SD (16 / 26 / 166 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 1 / 0 rush)
When Brock Osweiler led the Denver Broncos to a touchdown on their opening drive against the San Diego Chargers, it seemed as if he was poised to build upon his success against New England. Instead, Denver's offense became more and more mired the longer it played, especially in the second half as the teams battled to a scoreless draw. Denver once again limited Osweiler's responsibilities, giving him few shots down the field. On one of his rare opportunities, Osweiler lobbed a pass deep down the left sideline to a covered Emmanuel Sanders; the pass, thrown short, was intercepted in the end zone to end a rare promising drive. Osweiler also poorly managed the 2-minute drill to end the first half, almost throwing an easy interception that was dropped by the defense and then dumping the ball over the middle as time expired on the half. On the whole, Osweiler looked much more like the inexperienced quarterback he is than he had in his first two weeks.
2015 Week 14 vs OAK (35 / 51 / 308 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 10 / 0 rush)
On a day where Denver's defense played out of its minds, the Broncos merely needed the offense to play decent football to coast to victory. Unfortunately, (with blame to fall on a terrible running game and a few key late-game drops), Brock Osweiler's inability to convert yards into points in the first half wound up costing the Broncos dearly in the second. He's simply not at a point in his career where he's able to carry an offense on his shoulders. Osweiler had several good throws and positive plays, but by and large had absolutely no feel for the pocket, leading to a career day for the Raiders' Khalil Mack, who had 5 sacks, each one of which ended a Denver drive, and one of which resulted in a safety. Despite being one of the tallest quarterbacks in history, Osweiler also had several batted balls. In the first half, Denver had drives of 10 plays and 57 yards, 9 plays and 61 yards, 15 plays and 63 yards, and 12 plays and 61 yards, all of which ended in red-zone, (or near-red-zone) field goals. The failure to reach the end zone wound up haunting Denver, whose defense allowed one 80-yard touchdown drive and just 49 yards on 12 other drives, (not counting kneel-downs), but lost to an Oakland team that converted its few opportunities into touchdowns.
2015 Week 15 vs PIT (21 / 44 / 296 / 3 / 1 pass, 5 / 19 / 1 rush)
Since Brock Osweiler's ascension to the starting quarterback position, his Denver Broncos have led the league in 3-and-out offensive drives. Against the Raiders last week, the offense's inability to score a touchdown on any of their three red zone trips likely cost them the game. For the first half against the Pittsburgh Steelers, though, the script could not have possibly been any more different; after a fumble by Ronnie Hillman on their second offensive play, Osweiler and the Broncos scored touchdowns on all four remaining drives in the first half. More than just scoring touchdowns, the Broncos were 8-for-8 on 3rd down conversions in the first half, and Osweiler was the primary driver of that. He converted six first downs with his arm, including a 3rd-and-2 throw from an empty backfield that displayed a lot of trust from the coaching staff. And when all his receivers were covered, Osweiler ran for a 7-yard touchdown on 3rd-and-goal. Any hopes that the offense had turned a corner were short-lived; as has been the case in most of his games, the defense seems to have figured out Osweiler at halftime, leading to failed attempts on Denver's first six 3rd-downs in the second half and 8 of 9 total, (plus two more failed 4th-down attempts), as the suddenly listless offense was shut out in the second half. Osweiler threw an interception on a crossing route and had two more easy interceptions dropped by defenders late after Pittsburgh had finally clawed back into the game. And, for the second consecutive week, Osweiler was let down by terrible drops in high-leverage situations. But at the end of the day, despite occasional flashes of talent, Osweiler still looks like he struggles most of the time to get Denver's offense out of neutral without heavy support from the running game.
2015 Week 16 vs CIN (27 / 39 / 299 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 5 / 0 rush)
Osweiler continued recent trends against the Cincinnati Bengals; he made safe decisions and took fairly good care of the football, he avoided any killer turnovers, and he continued to show little feel for the pocket, resulting in several drive-killing sacks. With a duo of receivers good enough to make his life easy, Osweiler's play was enough to win against Cincinnati, but still resulted in far too many short drives and quick punts. Even Osweiler's longest play of the game came with an asterisk; Emmanuel Sanders was well behind the Bengals' defense, but had to turn around and wait for a ball that was so high and so underthrown that it looked like he was fielding a punt, turning what could have been an easy touchdown at the two-minute-warning into an eventual field goal as the first half expired.
2015 Week 17 vs SD (14 / 22 / 232 / 1 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Brock Osweiler's statistics against the San Diego Chargers tell the story of a player with extreme highs and lows. In reality, his play was pretty middle of the road; he didn't move the ball as well as his 10.5 yards per attempt suggest, nor was he as careless with the football as his 2 interceptions and lost fumble imply. Instead, Osweiler's statistics were padded by a pair of huge catch-and-run plays by his starting wide receivers that accounted for 118 of his 232 yards. At the same time, his turnovers came on a pass tipped by a defender, a pass tipped by the intended receiver, and a lost fumble after a blindside sack. While Osweiler played a decent game against a weak and wounded defense, the quick hook Denver gave him in the second half in favor of Peyton Manning suggests the Broncos believe Manning gives them a better chance to win going forward.
2013 Week 4 vs PHI (2 / 3 / 10 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 3 / 0 rush)
Brock Osweiler finally received his first action of the season when the Broncos were up by 36 points against Philadelphia. He had limited opportunities, but he managed to show reasons for guarded optimism while simultaneously reminding that he is not Peyton Manning. He did a very nice job avoiding pressure and making plays with his legs, dancing out of a sack to convert a 3rd-and-3 on the ground. He also managed to guide Denver to a field goal to break the franchise record for points in a single game, and on Denver's final drive Osweiler converted two of Denver's three first downs with his arm as the Broncos ran out what was left of the clock.
2013 Week 17 vs OAK (9 / 13 / 85 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
With records set, a 31-point lead, and the playoffs looming, Denver rested most of its starters in the second half, giving Brock Osweiler a chance to see his first significant game action since week 4 against Philadelphia. Osweiler took good care of the football and managed to move it fairly well, with just one three-and-out (after an amazing reception by Jacob Tamme was overturned on replay), but an offense that scored 31 points on 5 possessions with Manning under center ultimately scored just 3 points on 5 possessions after halftime. Osweiler has shown improvements in his decision making and mobility since his first year, but still tended to hold the ball too long at times and lacked Manning's decisiveness with the football. Ultimately, Osweiler played like a young quarterback with potential and signs of progress, but one not yet ready to keep an offense consistently executing at a high level.
2012 Week 17 vs KC (2 / 4 / 12 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / -6 / 0 rush)
The rookie from Arizona State took over for Peyton Manning in the fourth quarter, as the Broncos sought to run out the clock as fast as possible. Osweiler completed two of four passes - all attempts were on third down - for twelve yards.