A team source tells Robinson that $15-$16 million per year in his next contract will be be a “legitimate number” for Osweiler.
Mike Klis of 9News reports that the Texans are expected to contact Brock Osweiler’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, once the legal tampering period is open.
NFL teams can begin contacting agents and discussing contract at noon, ET today.
Many expect the Texans to consider a number of options at quarterback in the coming weeks, but with Osweiler being the best available player, it makes sense for them to speak with him and gauge his asking price.
Yesterday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that while it’s still a possibility that Osweiler re-signing with the Broncos in the coming weeks, it’s “far from a certainty” at this point in time. Schefter mentions that other quarterback-needy teams are likely to make this difficult on Denver.
According to Klis, the Broncos have offered Osweiler a three-year contract worth more than $45 million and includes incentives. However, it remains to be seen how much of this deal is fully guaranteed.
With Peyton Manning retiring, it’s clear that Osweiler will have some leverage with the Broncos, even though he’s played in a limited number of games.
Another issue is that other teams around the league have a ton of cap space to work with, so if top dollar is a big consideration for Osweiler, the Broncos may have a difficult time being competitive and addressing other roster needs.
Osweiler, 25, played out the final year of his four-year, $3.516 million rookie contract and will be an unrestricted free agent next week.
In 2015, Osweiler threw for 1,967 yards while completing 61.8 percent of his passes to go along with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions over the course of seven games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 20 quarterback out of 37 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.