Brock Osweiler is not a good football player. It’s as simple as that. Just because the Houston Texans wasted $72 million ($37 million guaranteed) on him does not make the Arizona State product a worthy starting quarterback. During halftime of Sunday Night Football, Rodney Harrison went all-in on the colossal bust lining up under center for the Texans:
Here’s the money part of Harrison’s statement:
“Well every week we watch tape on the Houston Texans and we watch Brock Osweiler. I’m trying to find every reason not to say that he’s a terrible football player…I don’t know why he’s so hesitant. He just looks bad.”
Harrison is completely correct. Osweiler looks bad. At halftime of Sunday night’s game — against one of the worst defenses in football — he was 7-for-17 with just 64 yards passing. Entering the game the Indianapolis Colts ranked 28th in the NFL in pass defense, allowing 301.0 yards per game.
Through five weeks, the 25-year-old Osweiler had completed 109 of 188 passes (58.0 percent) for 1,133 yards, with six touchdowns and seven interceptions. His passer rating of 70.6 ranked 29th in the NFL, and his Total QBR of 53.0 ranked 26th.
Unless he somehow mounts a ridiculous turnaround, Osweiler will go down as one of the biggest free agent busts in NFL history.