DENVER – Kalispell native and former Kalispell Flathead Braves quarterback Brock Osweiler is headed back to the place where his professional career began, as he and the Denver Broncos agreed to terms on a one-year contract on Saturday.
The deal comes just one day after the Cleveland Browns released the five-year veteran. Cleveland owes Osweiler $16 million of his guaranteed salary, but will only have to pay $15.225 million, while Denver will pay the remaining $775,000, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
After winning a Super Bowl with Denver as a backup to Peyton Manning, Osweiler signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Houston Texans on March 9, 2016. Exactly one year later, Houston traded Osweiler along with a 2017 sixth-round pick and a 2018 second-round for Cleveland’s 2017 fourth-round pick.
Osweiler started the first two games of the Cleveland Browns’ preseason, but was unable to earn the starting job in favor of rookie DeShone Kizer.
He now returns with the team that drafted him in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.