Brock Osweiler's abysmal performance makes fans on Twitter miss Hoyer, Weeden

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.

Ah yes, that contract ...

The sad truth is this:

According to Football Outsiders' metrics, Osweiler ranks 30th among all quarterbacks, ahead of only Ryan Tannehill, Joe Flacco and Ryan Fitzpatrick.

In related news: Remember when John Elway said, "A lot of times deals you don't make are the best ones"?

Next up: The Texans host the Colts on "Sunday Night Football."

CBS Sports Writer

Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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