5 Things To Know About Brock Osweiler

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Arizona States' Brock Osweiler (17) warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against Colorado Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Tempe, Ariz.  Arizona State defeated Colorado 48-14. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

1. As a high school sophomore in Montana, Osweiler gave an oral commitment to play basketball at Gonzaga before eventually deciding to focus on football and attending Arizona State University.

The Denver Broncos  first three picks in the 2012 NFL football draft hold jerseys with their names at the Denver Broncos headquarters in Englewood, Colo., on Saturday, April 28, 2012. From left are defensive tackle Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati, quarterback Brock Osweiler, Arizona State, and running back Ronnie Hillman, San Diego State. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

2. Osweiler was the fifth of 11 quarterbacks selected in the 2012 NFL draft, after Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill and Brandon Weeden.

Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) looks to throw during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Denver. The Bengals defeated the Broncos, 20-17. (Ryan Kang via AP)

3. Adam Gase, who tutored Osweiler as a Denver Broncos assistant from 2012-14, was on the other sideline for Osweiler's first NFL start (as offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears). On that day, Nov. 22, 2015, Osweiler completed 20 of 27 passes for 250 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 127.1 passer rating, which remains his highest in 25 career starts.

Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) under pressure during the NFL regular season game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 in Denver. The Broncos won, 20-17. (Ric Tapia via AP)

4. Osweiler had a 5-2 record as a starter in 2015 to help the Denver Broncos win the AFC West title on their way to a Super Bowl title.

December 14, 2017: Denver quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) dives for a touchdown as Indianapolis Colts safety Darius Butler (20) pursues during NFL football game action between the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Denver defeated Indianapolis 25-13. John Mersits/CSM. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

5. Osweiler's best performance of the 2017 season after he returned to the Broncos following a one-year stint with the Houston Texans came when he came off the bench against the Indianapolis Colts and passed for 194 yards and two touchdowns in a 25-13 victory.

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