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Brock Osweiler getting rave reviews for Broncos-Seahawks preseason opener

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"The best performance of his career." - Everybody

Peyton Manning had to look on as Brock Osweiler put on a preseason performance that is getting rave reviews.
Peyton Manning had to look on as Brock Osweiler put on a preseason performance that is getting rave reviews.
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Here's what people are saying following Brock Osweiler's best career performance Friday against the Seahawks, where he led the Broncos on five scoring drives including a two-minute drill touchdown to give the Broncos a double-digit lead ending the first half.

Head coach Gary Kubiak

Once we let him go and throw the ball around a little bit, I thought he made some really nice plays.

"I was really impressed with him. We tried to settle him down the first couple of series. Then we let him go and throw the ball around a little bit. I thought that once he did that and got in a good rhythm, I thought he made some really nice plays. He made good decisions all night long. He made a great play to Virgil (Green). His work is showing up. He has gotten better in practice."

To come in here tonight and run his football team the way he did in the first half is very impressive. They (the Seahawks) came after him in the second quarter and he made some big plays. I just liked his decisions. They were quick. We had the one sack, it was a boot (leg), that was a horrible play. That's on us, not him. I thought that Brock Osweiler got better.

The Denver Post's Woody Paige

If one half of an opening exhibition in Seattle was a true litmus test for the sorcerer's apprentice, then Brock Osweiler passed — 15-for-20, 151 yards, one touchdown.

He is the Wizard of Os-in-waiting. [...]

Behind two veterans and three toddlers in the offensive line, Osweiler was sacked on his second play. Then he settled in nicely and led the Broncos to five scoring drives (including four field goals). Spectacular? No. Superb? Yes.

WR Cody Latimer

"It felt good just to be able to make plays. Brock [Osweiler] out there in our new offense against another team. Playing against each other after a while gets tired and boring, ‘Man I want to hit someone else.' It felt good to go out there and make some plays thanks to great play calling and my quarterback."

RB Ronnie Hillman (on Brock playing with more confidence)

"We're going to find out. I hope a lot, but that's the way he plays. It was definitely a good job by him."

9NEWS' Mike Klis

Spectacular? No. Superb? Yes.

"Osweiler had his best performance - whether in practice, scrimmage or preseason - since he became the Broncos' second-round draft pick in 2012. He completed 15 of 20 passes for 151 yards in the first half, which he capped with a 17-yard touchdown strike to tight end Virgil Green. The Osweiler-to-Green touchdown finished off an eight-play, 89-yard, 2-minute-type drive by the Broncos' young offense."

QB Brock Osweiler himself

"Things felt very smooth out there tonight. So from a personal standpoint it probably is my best performance to date, but I can't say that without those 10 other guys I was out there with tonight."