NFL Networks Bucky Brooks did an excellent job breaking down everything Brock Osweiler in his recent piece. He breaks down how the offense will change under Osweiler, if the Broncos can win the Super Bowl with Osweiler, and much much more.
If you're like me and have some doubts about Osweiler's future, Brooks does a good job at convincing you he might actually work out.
While there's very limited film on Osweiler, Brooks points out Osweiler's improvement during the preseason as a reason to be optimistic about the young quarterback.
Over the past few years, I've watched Osweiler, who turns 25 on Sunday, show steady progress as a passer and playmaker. He has improved his passer rating during each preseason: 57.5 in 2012, 68.8 in 2013, 84.0 in 2014 and 94.2 in 2015. Most importantly, Osweiler has shown the ability to direct an offense as a precise passer from the pocket, particularly in Gary Kubiak's system.
One thing that will change with Osweiler under center is schemes and play calling of the offense.
Brooks calls Osweiler "an excellent "quick-rhythm passer", and expects the Broncos to use that style of play often. He also expects to see Osweiler under center more, and the Broncos to use multiple tight ends on the field, and the play-action/bootleg to be used.
From a personnel and formation standpoint, I would expect Denver to utilize more traditional (under center) and Pistol formations with multiple tight ends on the field. This will enhance the Broncos' ability to execute the stretch-bootleg run/pass game from Ace (double-tight end sets) and two-back formations, giving the offense a more physical presence in the run game while also creating deep-shot opportunities off boot-action fakes.
The big question being asked amongst Broncos fans right now is if Osweiler can lead the Broncos to the Super Bowl. Brooks believes that not only can the Broncos get to the Super Bowl with Oz, that they can come away hoisting the Lombardi Trophy(Manning gets his 2nd Super Bowl ring).
Brooks believes the Broncos defense gives them a realistic shot at making noise in the postseason, and that Osweiler gives them a better shot at making a run at the Super Bowl than Manning did.
Yes. The Broncos remain one of the best teams in the AFC, based on their top-ranked defense and the explosive offensive potential they have with a fully functional quarterback at the helm. Despite Manning's career accolades and remarkable achievements, the 39-year-old passer limited the Broncos' offense with his inability to push the ball down the field.
Given the importance of explosive plays and the running game when it comes to sustained playoff runs, the Broncos are actually better positioned to make a title run with the youngster at quarterback.
I really hope Brooks is right.
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