Brock Osweiler's abysmal performance makes fans on Twitter miss Hoyer, Weeden
Turns out, Osweiler isn't worth that four-year, $72 million contract he signed in the spring
The Texans signed Brock Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million deal this offseason. The thinking was that Osweiler, who started seven games for the Broncos last season, would be an upgrade over Brian Hoyer and Brandon Weeden because, well, we're talking about Brian Hoyer and Brandon Weeden -- they were terrible for the Texans last season.
The name may have changed but the results are the same (and possibly worse); Houston's offense is a stagnant, punchless mess and Osweiler is primarily responsible. The rumblings started after the Texans were humiliated by the Tom Brady-less Patriots, 27-0, in Week 3, and it appears all faith was lost in Sunday's 31-13 beatdown at the hands of the Vikings.
When it was over, Osweiler was just 19 of 42 for 184 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The 45.2 completion percentage is bad enough, but it's throws like this that defy explanation, not just for the purported face of the franchise, but anybody playing football for more than 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, Twitter was not kind to Osweiler, who recently said that he found it "hilarious" that fans were criticizing him. Guessing he's not laughing this afternoon.
Every time Osweiler play. I see why Texans gave him a 72 mil dollar contract. I'm lying, I couldn't see why with the Hubble telescope.— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) October 9, 2016
I've just run out of words. There's nothing left to tweet about the Texans. I surrender. Just as they have.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) October 9, 2016
Osweiler now has at least one INT thrown in every game. 8/24 for 60 yards today,, over 37 million guaranteed— trey wingo (@wingoz) October 9, 2016
Ah yes, that contract ...
Brock Osweiler Ski-Mask All-star— Chalupa Batman (@LeeTRBL) October 9, 2016
Maybe don't give $18 million/year to a dude with 7 career starts and a bottom-10 passer rating.— Brad Gagnon (@Brad_Gagnon) October 9, 2016
Brock Osweiler's passer rating is now 25.0, barely a third of 72, which is how many millions of dollars he got from the Texans.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) October 9, 2016
The sad truth is this:
Brian Hoyer is playing a lot better than Brock Osweiler. Not a good thing for the Texans.— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) October 9, 2016
In related news: Remember when John Elway said, "A lot of times deals you don't make are the best ones"?
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