But I always took that for a metaphor, not a literal statement. Denver proves otherwise.
Brock Osweiler followed the money when he left Denver for Houston.
According to multiple reports, Osweiler’s contract with the Texans will pay him about $18 million a year. The Broncos were offering about $16 million a year.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Osweiler’s deal with the Texans is a four-year, $72 million contract, or an average of $18 million a year.
Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos’ offer was $16 million a year, with more than $30 million guaranteed.
It seems strange to take leave a Super Bowl champion over a 12.5 percent raise, but perhaps there were other factors involved. I wonder how long Peyton Manning will stay retired?