The Denver Broncos have a situation that is reminiscent of the 1998 Super Bowl season. Only instead of Bubby Brister starting in place of an injured John Elway it’s Brock Osweiler starting in place of an injured Peyton Manning.
What to do now?
Coach Gary Kubiak has not wavered from his position that “nothing has changed,” in other words, Brock Osweiler will continue to start. The 98′ Broncos described Bubby’s turn at QB as “getting the keys to the Ferrari,” in regards to running Denver’s high powered offense. Brister went 7-0 as the starter until Elway returned and took the Broncos to victory in Super Bowl XXXIII.
At the beginning of this season some wondered if the Broncos would use the same strategy – only on purpose. Kubiak allowed Manning and other veterans more rest time via off days which was a first for Manning in his career. However, once the injury bug hit he was replaced with Brock and is now slated as the backup for the final regular season game against San Diego.
Here is what some people are saying:
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) December 31, 2015
Stats can be misleading, or enlightening. You decide. Brock Osweiler: INT every 63.3 attempts Peyton Manning: INT every 18.9 attempts
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) December 30, 2015
Brock Osweiler has defeated Patriots and Bengals. It's basically impossible to see Peyton play again in Denver… Or ever?
— Bryn Swartz (@eaglescentral) December 29, 2015
Watching these Bengals defensive highlights, I don't care if it's Brock or Peyton. Yikes.
— Raj Sharan (@Raj_Sharan) December 21, 2015
Why are people wanting to go back to Peyton Manning?! Brock's not the problem… It's our weak O-Line! I'm riding w/ Brock💯
— DenverBroncos(11-4) (@OfficialDxnte) December 23, 2015
Anyone that says Manning should start over Osweiler should be thumped in the forehead.
— Jacob Schutte (@JSchutte92) December 22, 2015
Who would you start come playoff time?