Bill O'Brien Gave Brock Osweiler a $72 Million Contract - Without Meeting Him

Bill O'Brien Gave Brock Osweiler a $72 Million Contract - Without Meeting Him

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Bill O'Brien Gave Brock Osweiler a $72 Million Contract - Without Meeting Him

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 13: Head coach Bill O'Brien of the Houston Texans calls for timeout while playing against the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter on December 13, 2015 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Think about any job you’ve had. You probably went through some sort of lengthy interview process. Perhaps there were writing tests or screen tests. Likely, multiple. You may have 3-4 interviews before you eventually get hired. On this website, we usually have prospective employees blog for a few days or weeks (in some cases, months) before hiring them.

At ESPN, the interview process some have described is legendary – you’ll get shuttled into meetings with as many as a eight different people in a day.

In the NFL, a billion dollar business, sometimes, the interview process is … non-existent?

Earlier this month, the Houston Texans signed Brock Osweiler to a head-spinning 4-year, $72 million contract with $37 million guaranteed. It was a significant sum for a QB who in four seasons in the Denver started a grant total of seven games.

Interesting? No big deal? Hey, I defended the signing on my radio show – from Osweiler’s point of view and Houston’s too – but this seems to be a crazy way to run a business. Was it really asking too much for O’Brien and the front office to hop on a private jet for a quick meeting with Osweiler?


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