Brock Osweiler, Broncos
Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) throws against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Former Broncos QB Brock Osweiler retires from the NFL

Through his first seven seasons in the NFL, quarterback Brock Osweiler has had his fair share of ups and downs along the way.

With all that in mind, Osweiler decided to step away from the game on Wednesday. He voiced his appreciation for being able to play in the league for seven seasons, according to ESPN.

“The experiences I did have, people I did meet, relationships I did make — I’m not going to dwell on the things that didn’t happen in my career.

“Being a kid from Kalispell, Montana, playing for the Denver Broncos, winning a Super Bowl, having the opportunity to sign a second contract — when you look back on it, I couldn’t be more appreciative. It was great.”

Osweiler made his way around the NFL, having played for the Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, and Miami Dolphins. He received an opportunity to start with each franchise but struggled to truly find his way under center.

He had the opportunity to step in as the franchise quarterback for the Broncos, and certainly with the Texans after signing a five-year, $72 million deal. It quickly became apparent that he couldn’t step into that role as he experienced many shortcomings that led to him being cut.

Last season, the 28-year-old went 2-3 in place of an injured Ryan Tannehill. However, it had become evident that he would remain in a backup role at that point in his career. He finished with 7,418 passing yards with 37 touchdown passes to 31 interceptions.

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