Brock Osweiler had an efficient, poised debut against the Chicago Bears, and it was actually the most impressive offensive performance in the AFC in Week 11. For that, Osweiler has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, the NFL announced.
Osweiler completed 20 of 27 passes (74.1%) for 250 yards with two touchdowns and a 127.1 passer rating. Osweiler's passer rating was the best among AFC QBs in Week 11.
Osweiler's game was also impressive in the context of a Broncos QB debut. In addition to posting the highest completion percentage (74.1) in team history by a player in his first career start, his 250 passing yards and 127.1 rating were nearly identical to Peyton Manning's Broncos debut in 2012.
This marks the 58th time a Broncos player has taken home the AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor since it was initiated by the NFL in 1984. Manning was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week six times with the Broncos - twice in 2012, thrice in 2013, and once in 2014.
Congratulations Brock Osweiler!