2016: Brock Osweiler (WORST)
Why He’s Here: Osweiler could have played it safe, stayed in Denver as Peyton Manning’s successor, and had an amazing defense helping him win games. Instead, he signed a $72 million contract and tried to forge his own path. As we all know, that didn’t work out too well. Osweiler just couldn’t stop himself from throwing interceptions, negating any positives he brought to the Texans. Toward the end of the season, Osweiler was benched in favor of Tom Savage. He only got his job back for the playoffs because Savage picked up a concussion. But that only led to him being humiliated even more, especially on the heels of that big contract.
Team Success: Despite Osweiler’s best efforts, the Texans actually won the mediocre AFC South in 2016 with a 9-7 record. After beating the Raiders during the Wild Card round, Osweiler and the Texans were humiliated the next week at New England.
By the Numbers: Completed 301 of 510 passes (59%) for 2,957 yards with 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.