The Denver Broncos went to the White House on Monday to be honored by President Barack Obama after winning Super Bowl 50 last February.
One player who declined to make the trip was current Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler. Per NFL Network, here was Osweiler’s explanation:
If there was no OTA today, I would have gone to the White House,” he told reporters in Houston. “It would have been a tremendous experience.”He added: “I believe that every single practice, every single rep, every single meeting I can get in this new offense is the most important thing for myself and my teammates right now.”
The new millionaire opted to stay away from Monday’s White House ceremony because of his participation in Houston’s OTAs.
Commendable…but ridiculous. Brock, how many trips to the White House do you think you’re getting?
Of course, it was Osweiler who had the inside track on personally ending the Peyton Manning Era in Denver last season.
However, inconsistent play and health led to the Broncos calling an audible and going to The Sheriff for the season’s stretch drive.
Weeks after Super Bowl 50, things got weird in Denver with Osweiler. He opted to not take calls from teammates. In the end, he signed a four-year, $72 million contract.
Osweiler seems to try to do all that right things. However, there is something about this guy that doesn’t seem authentic.
I’d say Osweiler will be at the White House eventually with the Texans…but I don’t actually believe that will happen.