Reports: Broncos interested in bringing back Brock Osweiler

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos are interesting in re-signing quarterback Brock Osweiler, according to multiple reports.

A deal has not been finalized, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

But if finalized, it’s expected to be a one-year, $775,000 deal. However, Osweiler will still make $16 million with the remaining $15,225,000 coming from the Cleveland Browns.

Osweiler was a second-round pick for the Broncos in 2012 and, if signed, will serve as the backup to Trevor Siemian while Paxton Lynch‘s shoulder injury heals.

Osweiler was cut by the Browns on Friday.

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The move comes less than 18 months after Osweiler left Denver for a $72 million contract with the Houston Texans.

Osweiler was benched by the Texans late in the 2016 season. The Texans traded him to Cleveland for a second-round draft pick during the offseason.

Osweiler spent the first four seasons of his career (2012-15) in Denver as a backup and went 5-2 as a starter in 2015 while Peyton Manning was injured.