The free agent quarterback market is officially getting interesting. Brock Osweiler has agreed to a deal in principle with the Houston Texans, according to NFL Network reporter Rand Getlin. This is a major domino as we try and figure out what the San Francisco 49ers have in mind for Colin Kaepernick. There was not a lot of trade leverage, but if the Denver Broncos lose Osweiler, they suddenly find themselves in a tough position.
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The Broncos had reportedly offered Osweiler a 3-year deal worth $15 million per year. Subsequent reports suggested nothing was happening with that, and that the Texans were pushing to get something done with Osweiler. That would appear to be done, and now we wait for whatever happens next. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Robert Griffin III are the next big names in free agency, and they will likely figure out something fairly soon.
And then that leaves Colin Kaepernick. I have no doubt the Broncos will contact the 49ers about Kap, if they have not done so already. He struggled last year, but his potential is still higher than a lot of the slop in the market. The Broncos could look at a quarterback in the draft, but there are a lot of questions about the position. Jared Goff and Carson Wentz are expected to go in the top ten, leaving Paxton Lynch and a whole lot of something else left if the Broncos do not execute one heck of a trade up.
And so, it all begins!