Indianapolis Colts are looking for a new quarterback ever since Andrew Luck announced his sudden retirement. While there are several Colts backup players like Jacoby Brissett and fan favorites like Colin Kaepernick, none of them actually makes any sense. Brock Osweiler is one of those names who fit the quarterback criteria better and is also currently a free agent.
This past week, as the #Colts look at options for their backup QB job, they visited with and worked out FA QBs Matt Cassel, Brandon Weeden, and Brock Osweiler, I’m told. No decision yet on who they are signing, or if they’ll wait until roster cuts come from the other 31.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 29, 2019
As per the reports, Osweiler has met with the Colts team to discuss a potential trade deal. It seems that Brock and team Indianapolis are a perfect match for each other and the deal preparations have started. Osweiler has a good average and can easily handle the job offered to Luck by the Colts.
NFL Journey of Brock Osweiler
Brock Osweiler started his NFL career with the Denver Broncos where he played as a backup quarterback for the first three years. In 2015, Osweiler finally got a chance to be an opener and started 7 games for the Broncos. He played along with the legendary Peyton Manning and together they won the Super Bowl 50.
The Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 and Osweiler came into the limelight. After that, Brock went to the Houston Texans team in 2016 and returned to the Broncos in 2017. While in 2018 NFL season, Osweiler played for the Miami Dolphins and is currently agent to get a better deal like the Colts one.
Osweiler is the Best replacement for Luck
Osweiler did a great job even in a weak time like Miami Dolphins and won two out of the five games he started as a quarterback. Brock managed to complete 1,247 yards, with six touchdown passes, four interceptions, with a QB rating of 86.
Free agent QB Brock Osweiler visited the Colts yesterday, per source. Indy is doing some QB due diligence following Andrew Luck’s retirement.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 28, 2019
Andrew Luck career
0-6 vs Tom Brady
57-31 in all other games
Brady is 1 of 3 QBs to beat Luck multiple times (Brock Osweiler, Andy Dalton).
— Paul Hembekides (@PaulHembo) August 26, 2019
In the last NFL season, Osweiler had a passing accuracy of 63.5 percent which was his second best. There is no direct comparison between Andrew Luck and Osweiler but the later has a great potential. With the offensive support of Indianapolis Colts, Osweiler can do the job that Luck used to do.