Following Denver's 24-10 win in Super Bowl 50, Osweiler signed his infamous $72 million contract with the Houston Texans. Any façade he would be the Browns' Week 1 starter went away pretty quickly in favor of rookie DeShone Kizer, and Osweiler was cut on Friday afternoon.
Osweiler has a grasp on some tenets of the scheme from the first three years of his previous stint with the Broncos - including the 2012 season under Mike McCoy, who was concluding his first term as Denver's offensive coordinator.
Then again, the Browns are slated to pay him out north of $16 million this season as well.
Osweiler took way more money to head to Houston and after being traded one year later to Cleveland and being released by the Browns this week, many didn't see the Broncos as his landing spot.
Elway said Osweiler will be the Broncos backup quarterback until Paxton Lynch returns from a sprained throwing shoulder in a month or more. As you know, it's always fluid, so we'll cross that bridge when Paxton gets healthy. We feel that way.
Parkey joined the Browns in Week 3 last season after Patrick Murray injured his knee in practice. "My wife and I, we miss Colorado every single day".
But that didn't give him pause about signing with the Broncos.
Osweiler started the final seven games of the 2015 season while Manning was sidelined with a foot injury.
"It's kind of like that old deal when you're a little kid and your mom, she tells you don't touch the hot stove, so what do you do as a curious kid?" We've got some people around him that will be able to help.