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Broncos Tried To Trade QB Brock Osweiler For A 6th-Rd Pick Last Year?

Update:

Broncos GM John Elway refuted a report from the NFL Network on Sunday that said they fielded trade offers for QB Brock Osweiler last year.

According to the report, Denver was looking for just a sixth-round draft pick in return for Osweiler.

However, Elway said that the report was “not true,” according to Troy E. Renck and Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post.

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Mike Silver of NFL Media reports that the Broncos president John Elway called teams during the 2014 season in an attempt to trade QB Brock Osweiler.

  • According to Silver, the Broncos were looking for just a sixth-round pick in return for Osweiler.

Denver is now starting him in place of Peyton Manning, who is dealing with multiple injuries.

Reports from earlier in the day mentioned that Osweiler could get at least two starts while Manning rehabs his rib and shoulder injuries.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that it’s unlikely the Broncos will go back to Manning as their starter in any circumstance until he’s able to practice on a regular basis. However, if Osweiler can step in and get the offense rolling, he could keep the job for the foreseeable future.

It’s clear that the Broncos want to see what Osweiler can do with the opportunity before they have to decide to sign him to an extension long-term.

Osweiler, 25, is in the final year of his four-year, $3.516 million rookie contract that included a $997,584 signing bonus. He’ll make a base salary of $660,000 for the 2015 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent next year.

This season, Osweiler has thrown for 146 yards while completing 58.3 percent of his passes to go along with one touchdown and an interception.