Brock Osweiler has waited patiently as Peyton Manning’s backup for 2 ½ years. He relishes any scrap of playing time he can get.
It’s a good bet that some of the players who’ll be asked to turn in their playbooks in Denver will be scooped up by other teams this weekend.
Brock Osweiler is ready for a third season as Peyton Manning’s backup in Denver.
In the past 20 years, Broncos have shown confidence in the following backups.
Jordan Norwood’s season-ending knee injury jumbled the Denver Broncos’ search for Trindon Holliday’s replacement on punt returns and dented the team’s depth at wide receiver.
The Denver Broncos look like they’re ready to start the season. They had an impressive preseason debut against the Seattle Seahawks, and they christened San Francisco’s new stadium with a 34-0 shutout of the 49ers.
A couple Broncos hoping to enhance their stock, including Brandon Marshall and C.J. Anderson, did so Sunday in the Broncos’ preseason win over San Francisco.
Peyton Manning threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas and dominated in his two series, leading the Denver Broncos past the San Francisco 49ers 34-0 on Sunday to spoil the NFL debut at sparkling $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium.
There was a time when Brock Osweiler wanted to seek out Aaron Rodgers to pick his brain about how he waited so patiently for his shot while serving an extended apprenticeship under Brett Favre.
It happens every summer — unheralded rookies or free agents become training camp darlings. It definitely happened to two Broncos hopefuls in the opener with the Seattle Seahawks — running back Juwan Thompson and receiver/returner Jordan Norwood.