The Broncos organization and the rest of the NFL let go one of the greatest football players of all time this week: Peyton Manning. And just a few days later, the Broncos is losing its second option, Brock Osweiler.
Osweiler, who was drafted by the Broncos in 2012, waited his entire career to break from Peyton Manning's shadow and had his shot this season when Manning was out with injury. The 25 year-old QB started for the remaining regular season games with a record of 5-2. But that was it. Peyton would come back, take back the starting QB role, and walk off with his second Super Bowl ring.
But now that Peyton retired, it was likely that Osweiler would get the starting QB role for the Broncos.
Then the Houston Texans came in.
According to sources, the Texans and Osweiler reached a deal of $72 million for four years. What does this mean for the Denver Broncos? They lost both their number one and number two quarterbacks this week.