Brock Osweiler didn’t have the game he might have hoped for in his return to Denver, an offseason removed from leaving the team to sign with the Houston Texans for $72 million over four years.
On Monday night, Osweiler completed just 22 of his 41 passes for 131 yards. He didn’t find the end zone, and somehow managed to throw a fumble seven yards.
Here’s how his night was just the worst.
He’s in the same company as
The Bachelor Jesse Palmer
Among quarterbacks who have attempted at least 40 attempts in an NFL game, only Jesse Palmer had a worse performance in terms of yardage when he threw for 110 as a member of the Giants back in 2003.
Fewest Pass Yds on 40 Att. - Single Game in NFL History— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 25, 2016
2003 Jesse Palmer 110
Mon. Brock Osweiler 131
He owns three of the four lowest passing games with at least 40 attempts this season
Osweiler has been getting his attempts in, but he hasn’t been doing much with them. Out of all quarterbacks in the NFL, he owns three of the four games with the fewest yards passing with at least 40 attempts in 2016.
Brock Osweiler has 3 of the 4 games with the fewest Pass yards this season with a minimum of 40 attempts. pic.twitter.com/egD3TW5ndU— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 25, 2016
He’s doing this with one of the most talented receivers in the league in DeAndre Hopkins and a promising rookie in Will Fuller. His backfield also has Lamar Miller, who has had a strong season, which typically helps quarterback play.
He was owned by the guy who shot himself
Osweiler’s former teammate Aqib Talib was happy with the poor performance by Osweiler, and he wasn’t shy about it either:
Brock Osweiler: 22-of-41 for 131 yards. "I looked up to the scoreboard at his yards," Aqib Talib said, "and I just smiled on the inside."— Nick Groke (@nickgroke) October 25, 2016
He wasn’t done there.
Talib on Brock-"We know he looked up at those passing yds in the 4th Q. & maybe it wouldnt have looked like that if he stayed."— Ian O'Connor (@Ian_OConnor) October 25, 2016
The Broncos are sitting nice at 5-2 on the season and tied for first in their division, but it’s clear they weren’t happy with Osweiler leaving.
His much less expensive replacement is playing better than he is
His counterpart Monday night, Trevor Siemian, completed 14 of his 25 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown. Siemian will be making $538,195 this season, in comparison to Osweiler’s $12 million.
Just going to leave this here. pic.twitter.com/0otJD6M3y8— NFL Total Access (@NFLTotalAccess) October 25, 2016
Through seven weeks of the NFL season, there’s no question that the Broncos have gotten the better end of the offseason moves.