Osweiler era begins Sunday
The Houston Texans gambled on a quarterback that had only started seven games in his four years in the league. A $72 million gamble. Now, this Sunday, they will see if the gamble begins to pay off as Brock Oweiler and the Texans host the Chicago Bears in the 2016 NFL season opener. His coach, Bill O’Brien has the utmost respect for his new star.
”He’s come in here and done exactly what we’ve asked him to do,” O’Brien said. ”He’s worked extremely hard … in order to understand our offense basically like a coach does, you have to put in a lot of time. He has certainly done that.”
For the humble Osweiler, the chance to lead a team of his own that has potential to get to the playoffs is all the upside he needed to leave a comfy job in Denver and his confidence continues to soar.
”My confidence continues to grow every single day,” Osweiler said. ”It definitely grows every single time I step on the game field because you can’t really replace anything with game reps, so the more I’m able to (practice) this offense, the more comfortable I become with it.”