Rookie Osweiler a sponge around Manning

Associated Press  |  Last updated August 03, 2012
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer All eyes are on Peyton Manning, especially rookie Brock Osweiler's. The Denver Broncos' other new quarterback is a 6-foot-8 passing project who's the first signal-caller ever drafted with the intention of one day succeeding Manning. Osweiler, who bears a striking resemblance to ''Twilight'' actor Robert Pattinson, is taking advantage of his apprenticeship by asking lots of questions, scribbling copious notes and emulating the four-time MVP on the field and in the weight room. A second-round pick who started just one season at Arizona State, Osweiler signed a $3.1 million, four-year contract last month. But if all goes well for the Broncos, he'll become eligible for free agency without ever having taken a meaningful snap. He's collecting tips every day so that he's ready whenever his No. 6 is called.
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