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Report: Brock Osweiler was gone from the Broncos after Week 17 benching

Mike Klis said that the quarterback was gone after Gary Kubiak made the switch in the second half against the Chargers.

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Is Brock Osweiler really that big of a baby?

It would appear so. Not exactly what you want in your locker room as a leader.

According to Mike Klis of 9News, Osweiler was gone from the Denver Broncos after Gary Kubiak made the switch to Peyton Manning in the second half against the San Diego Chargers. The move was not an indictment against Osweiler, as Kubiak said after the game, but because the offense and the team needed a spark.

There was too much at stake for the Broncos to not do, try, something - anything. Denver had just turned the ball over for an astounding fifth time. Kubiak could sense trouble so he did what he thought the team needed. It worked.

The Broncos went on to to beat San Diego, clinch home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs and avoid having to go to Foxborough to play the New England Patriots.

The last thing Kubiak had to fret about in that moment was a young quarterback who would pout.

Alas, that's how it seems to have played out. Of course, it never hurts to get thrown ridiculous money by a desperate franchise. Osweiler will make more than Tom Brady over the next two years with the Houston Texans. So money absolutely was the deciding factor here. Had he and his agent, Jimmy Sexton, not been offered $72 million, Osweiler has to suck it up. Take the Broncos' offer or still pout and leave.

Since he got the money, this becomes the narrative.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle also reported that Osweiler and Sexton didn't even give John Elway the chance to counter. With that kind of money and attitude, here's hoping Elway wouldn't have.

In the end, the switch was the right call since it led to Super Bowl victory and gets rid of a baby.