Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 6/7/13
Even a team with Peyton Manning has to think about the backup quarterback position. Remember the 2011 Manning-less Indianapolis Colts? Furthermore, Manning isn’t getting any younger and probably has two more years left before calling a Hall of Fame career quits. While such thoughts keep Broncos fans up at night, Brock Osweiler is working hard for that moment to ease their minds. The youngest quarterback taken in the 2012 NFL Draft, Osweiler is quickly showing his skills at OTAs and working towards locking up the seat behind Manning. At 6’8, he is huge, has a big arm, and if he can prove to deliver the ball in the pocket accurately, he’ll be the No. 2 QB and his future will become increasingly brighter. According to Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post, Osweiler has all the tools and attributes that could keep him around until one day he’s the starter. Legwold writes: ‘By all accounts, he continues to have the right demeanor about working behind a player like Manning. That's a high-speed, demanding work environment, but Manning seems to have done his part as well as a rare resource for a player like Osweiler. And while the real tale won't be told until everybody sees Osweiler work in some of the preseason games, or even in some of the 11-on-11 drills against the starting defense in training camp — when he gets the chance — he looks far more decisive this spring. The ball is coming out quickly. He's making quicker decisions. And he has the ability to get people moved around before the snap when he has to. So, developmentally speaking, he has shown exactly why you take a quarterback in the draft long before you need him to be the starter.’    
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