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#pounditFriday, December 9, 2022

Brock Osweiler skipping White House visit for Texans practice

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If Brock Osweiler wants to show his Houston Texans teammates he is serious about succeeding as their starting quarterback, skipping a White House visit with his former team is a good way of doing that.

On Wednesday, Osweiler thanked the Denver Broncos for inviting him to join them on their championship visit to the nation’s capital but respectfully declined.

“The Broncos graciously extended an invitation for me to join them at The White House on Monday, but due to a scheduled OTA in Houston, I feel it is important to be at practice with my new teammates,” Osweiler said in a statement, via Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz of USA Today. “It’s a new offensive system for me and every practice and rep is extremely important. I am very appreciative of the Broncos wanting to include me on this special day.”

The Texans have put a lot of faith in Osweiler despite his limited NFL starting experience. They are paying him $18 million per season, which is basically top-15 starting QB money.

Of course, Osweiler’s time with the Broncos didn’t exactly end on the best of terms. That could have played a factor in his decision to skip the D.C. trip, but you can’t argue with wanting get as much practice time in as possible with his new team.

Photo: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

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