By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
“I’m extremely grateful for the time I did receive playing in the National Football League,’’ Osweiler said in a phone interview Wednesday with 9News. “The experiences I did have, people I did meet, relationships I did make — I’m not going to dwell on the things that didn’t happen in my career.
“Being a kid from Kalispell, Montana, playing for the Denver Broncos, winning a Super Bowl, having the opportunity to sign a second contract – when you look back on it, I couldn’t be more appreciative. It was great.”
As an NFL quarterback, he appeared in 40 games, including 30 starts. He most notably came in to replace Peyton Manning for eight games during the 2015 season, including seven starts.
The 28-year-old went 697 of 1,165 for 7,418 passing yards in his NFL career. He also threw 37 touchdowns and had 31 interceptions.
“That 2015 season is something that is very special,’’ Osweiler said. “The coaches, the players, they mean the world to me. I was thankful to have had the opportunity to play the role I did but that was the ultimate team deal. There was a ton of talent on that football team, but I would say we were the closest of all teams in the National Football league.
“Our culture was beyond anything that can ever be created. It was so genuine, so real that I think any coach or player on that team would have done anything for anybody in that building that year.”