A source tells La Canfora that Osweiler objected to some of the team’s play-calling decisions after they reviewed the team’s Week 5 loss, which ultimately led to a loud disagreement.
It’s worth mentioning that O’Brien assumed play-calling duties a few weeks into the season. La Canfora says that O’Brien is known as someone who coaches players hard and expects a lot from the quarterback position.
Interestingly enough, league sources have told La Canfora that the decision to sign Osweiler to a market value contract this offseason began at the ownership/management level.
Even after the reported incident, La Canfora says that sources within the team have downplayed the significance of the incident between the two and chalked it up to the kind of things that happen during the season.
Osweiler, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Broncos back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract before signing a four-year, $72 million contract that includes $37 million guaranteed with the Texans back in March.
Entering today’s game, Osweiler has thrown for 1,133 yards while completing 58 percent of his passes to go along with six touchdowns and seven interceptions.