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Osweiler gets $18M a year from Texans, Broncos offered $16M

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Houston expects Osweiler's offensive abilities to aid strong defense.

Brock Osweiler followed the money when he left Denver for Houston.

According to multiple reports, Osweiler’s contract with the Texans will pay him about $18 million a year. The Broncos were offering about $16 million a year.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Osweiler’s deal with the Texans is a four-year, $72 million contract, or an average of $18 million a year.

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos’ offer was $16 million a year, with more than $30 million guaranteed.

And so Osweiler is getting paid in the same range as Sam Bradford in Philadelphia, and the Broncos didn’t think he was worth that much. Although $18 million a year sounds like a lot of money to most of us, it’s the going rate for a second-tier starter in the NFL these days, and Osweiler will get the going rate.