According to ESPN's Ed Werder, Denver Broncos free agent quarterback Brock Osweiler reportedly is not a fan of Head Coach Gary Kubiak's offensive system. According to Werder, Osweiler believes he is a better fit in Houston Texan's head coach Bill O'Brien's offensive system than Gary Kubiak's offense.
Wow. @Edwerderespn just said he's been told Osweiler is not a fan on Kubiak's offense and feels Bill O'Brien's fits much better.— Will Petersen (@PetersenWill) March 7, 2016
Earlier this morning it was reported that the Texans planned on contacting Osweiler's people as the legal tampering period began today. So this report would probably give the Texans the early lead in landing Osweiler's services this offseason.
If this report is true, General Manager John Elway would disagree. During the NFL Combine two weeks ago, Elway told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio that he thinks "the Broncos have a system that fits Brock very well".
"But if I look at Brock Osweiler, if I’m in his shoes, I look at a place where I could be successful and in a system that fits me. And I will tell you this now, and I’m putting on my G.M. hat, I think we do have a system that fits Brock very well."
I would agree with John Elway here. Many of us view Osweiler as a great fit for Kubiak's offense. He can play under center, effectively run the bootleg, and has the arm strength to make any throw asked of him. So it is interesting to hear that Osweiler reportedly thinks this.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported this weekend that there is a chance that Osweiler re-signs with the Broncos, but "far from a certainty" right now. Osweiler is available on the open market right now, and the Texans, Rams, and possibly the New York Jets will be contacting him.
The Broncos reportedly do have a three-year, $45 million deal on the table for Osweiler, but all the news and reports surrounding Osweiler and the Broncos doesn't sound all that positive.
Things are only getting started and will continue to get more interesting as the week goes on.