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Brock Osweiler to start at quarterback vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Posted Nov 1, 2017

Head Coach Vance Joseph announced the news to his quarterbacks and the team Wednesday morning.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Brock Osweiler will guide Denver's offense Sunday when the Broncos take on the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Head Coach Vance Joseph informed his team Osweiler would start this weekend during a team meeting ahead of Wednesday's practice.

Joseph is scheduled to meet the media Wednesday afternoon and will expand on the decision.

Following the Broncos' third consecutive loss, Joseph said "everything is being explored" to help Denver stay in contention for a postseason berth.

“It’s my job to do what’s best for the football team," Joseph said Tuesday. "... If you try to go the same way and it doesn’t get better, that’s on me. Again, we have players and coaches putting a lot of time and effort in to get ready for these football games and guys are playing hard. I think it’s fair to examine [the quarterback] position and all positions."

Joseph was asked by media Tuesday whether the move would be permanent as the Broncos move ahead in their 2017 season.

"I can't say, if something does happen, what the time frames are," Joseph said. "Right now, I'm only concerned about the Eagles, and that's Sunday.”

Osweiler guided the Broncos to a 5-2 mark in 2015 as he filled in for an injured Peyton Manning. The then fourth-year quarterback threw for 1,589 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions during the six games in which he was the only Broncos quarterback to attempt a pass.

Osweiler's work during that stretch helped the Broncos earn the No. 1 seed for their postseason run to Super Bowl 50.

The Broncos drafted Osweiler with the 57th-overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, and the sixth-year player returned to Denver in early September as teams across the league submitted their roster cuts.

Trevor Siemian started Denver’s first seven games of the season and threw for 1,669 yards, nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions.