News: The Denver Post reports that Broncos coach John Fox and team executive John Elway said Monday they were impressed with rookie quarterback Brock Osweiler during the season even though he attempted only four passes as the seldom-used backup to Peyton Manning. Fox and Elway were asked if they had seen enough of Osweiler on the practice field to consider him the Broncos' quarterback of the future. "I believe so," Fox said. "Brock didn't get as many game situations. I think that's a positive thing (that he wasn't needed). What he did, I thought he did well. You get evaluated by what you do (on game days). But I like his temperament. I feel real positive about Brock Osweiler. The Broncos selected Osweiler in the second round of the 2012 draft, the 57th overall pick. This season in mop-up duty, Osweiler completed 2 of 4 passes for 12 yards, usually handing off the ball to run out the clock at the end of victories. "Brock made the progress that we thought he would," Elway said. "I've gotten to know what he is as a guy and how he is on the practice field. He fits in real well in this building."He does really well with his teammates and in working with Peyton. I'm thrilled with his progress so far."
Analysis: Osweiler has potential for Fantasy owners in dynasty and deep keeper leagues. Manning will return as the starter in 2013, which means Osweiler won't see the field much barring injury. Owners in standard formats should ignore Osweiler in all leagues.
News: Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler completed the first passes of his career in Week 17 against the Chiefs. The rookie came on for starter Peyton Manning in the second half and completed 2 of 4 passes for 12 yards in the 38-3 win. Osweiler also gained minus-6 yards on three carries.
Analysis: Osweiler did not see a ton of work behind Manning this season and his role limits his appeal in Fantasy. While the 22-year-old has some decent upside, continue to ignore him in all but the deepest of dynasty formats at this point.
News:Brock Osweiler is considered the Broncos quarterback of the future, but the team is hoping his apprenticeship behind Peyton Manning will be a lengthy one, allowing him to work out the flaws in his delivery. But Osweiler has looked more polished than expected -- particularly when the Broncos throw blitzes at him. He was expected to be the No. 3 quarterback this year when camp began, but steadiness along with the struggles of the other backups could make him the favorite to be the second-string quarterback.
Analysis: With only one season as the starter at Arizona State and having played that season in a relatively simple offense, Osweiler is clearly a project. He does, however, possess the athletic tools to work with and has been recognized throughout his career as a hard worker. Given time to acclimate, he could emerge as a legitimate starting caliber NFL quarterback and one who perhaps could be found at a palatable point in the draft. He is strictly a late pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and a mid-round pick in rookie-only drafts. He might -- might -- see playing time in three or four years.
News: Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler is a lucky guy: By getting picked by the Broncos with a second-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, he'll get tutored by the likes of starter Peyton Manning and Hall of Famer and current Broncos VP John Elway. He also won't have to play right away. The quarterback-in-waiting can't wait to be mentored by Manning. The 6-foot-7 Osweiler is a former high school hoops standout who turned down a scholarship on the hardwood at Gonzaga to remain on the gridiron at ASU. "I could not be any more excited to be going to Denver to learn from Peyton Manning," said Osweiler, who threw for 4,036 yards and 26 TDs last season for the Sun Devils. "A lot of quarterbacks might be upset having to sit behind somebody where I look at it as a tremendous opportunity to learn from one of the best, if not the best to ever play the game."
Analysis: He remains very much a work in progress having only started 15 collegiate games. With only one season as the starter and having played that season in a relatively simple offense, Osweiler is clearly a project. He does, however, possess the athletic tools to work with and has been recognized throughout his career as a hard worker. Given time to acclimate, he could emerge as a legitimate starting caliber NFL quarterback and one who perhaps could be found at a palatable point in the draft. He is strictly a late pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and a mid-round pick in rookie-only drafts. He might -- might -- see playing time in three or four years.