Former Texans QB Brock Osweiler Retires From NFL

Osweiler was the Texans' starter in 2016

Brandon Scott
October 16, 2019 - 3:48 pm

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Former Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler is retiring from the NFL after seven seasons in the league, according to 9News in Denver.

Osweiler told the TV station he was "extremely grateful for the time I did receive playing in the National Football League."

He spent the 2016 season as the Texans' starting quarterback after signing a four-year, $72 million deal with two years and $36 million fully guaranteed.

Osweiler signed the deal after contributing to the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl run earlier in the year. 

It was not a great season for Osweiler, who had 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 2016. The Texans finished with a 9-7 record.

Osweiler was traded to the Cleveland Browns in March 2017 before being cut by the team. He then returned to Denver for the 2017 season and was with the Miami Dolphins last season.

Osweiler called his time in Houston "a learning experience that will carry me through the rest of my life."