One of the biggest moves of the free agency so far has been that of Brock Osweiler. He has moved from the Denver Broncos to the Houston Texans.
The Texans have agreed to a four-year deal worth $72 million, with $37 million guaranteed with Osweiler. This puts him in the top 10 highest-paid quarterbacks in 2016 cash wise.
The former Arizona State quarterback is very happy to be now playing for a new team in Houston and is ready to go to work, according to Tania Ganguli of ESPN.
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"Coming to Houston was an opportunity that I couldn't pass up," Osweiler said. "What I see with this football team is something special. I believe this organization is on the cusp of doing something great. That's something I want to be a part of. I'm very excited to be here and just get to work."
Osweiler left the Broncos after a Super Bowl winning season, and in eight games in 2015, he threw for 1,967 yards, 10 touchdowns, six interceptions, and he had a quarterback rating of 86.4. Denver also saw the retirement of Peyton Manning this year as well, so they currently don't have a proper starting quarterback.
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The 25-year-old was offered a chance to stay with the current Super Bowl champions, and he said it was very difficult to leave the team.
He said: "It was very difficult. I'd be lying to you if I said anything else. I had a tremendous four seasons there in Denver, and you know those are four years that I'll always hold very close to my heart."
The quarterback spent four seasons with the Broncos, sitting behind Manning on the roster, but only ever started seven games with the team. Then again, if you're behind Peyton, you shouldn't expect to start much.
At the end of the day though, the Broncos simply couldn't offer as much money to Osweiler as the Texans could. Considering the other quarterbacks on the Houston roster, and the money he is being paid, there should be no doubt he will be the starter in 2016. Brian Hoyer should be no match for him.
On his move to Houston, Osweiler has said his ultimate goal is to win the Super Bowl as a starter, but he knows a lot of hard work comes with the title.
"Ultimately, a world championship," Osweiler said of his goal in Houston. "Bottom line, I believe that comes from a lot of hard work. I know this team already has guys in the locker room who bring leadership, who bring hard work to the table.
"My biggest deal is I just want to do my job. I want to contribute to this team in a positive manner and do whatever it takes to win a world championship."
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