The biggest domino in NFL free agency has fallen, according to reports.
NFL Network’s Rand Getlin first reported that Brock Osweiler, the 25-year-old backup expected to succeed Peyton Manning in Denver, is signing with the Houston Texans.
The figures of the deal haven’t been reported yet, but according to CBS’ Jason La Canfora, it might be a monster contract. The Broncos’ offered Osweiler a three-year, $45 million deal.
Confirming nfl network report that Brock Osweiler will sign with the Texans. Broncos would only go so high
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 9, 2016
For the Broncos, their quarterback position is in a dire state with Manning and Osweiler gone. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport previously reported that the Broncos would pursue Colin Kaepernick if Osweiler signed elsewhere.
Now, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Robert Griffin III is an option:
With Brock Osweiler off to Houston, RGIII is on Broncos’ list of replacement quarterbacks, per source. Could be visiting Denver.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2016
With Osweiler moving on, the NFL will be in a scramble to grab available, competent quarterbacks.
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