ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — After leading the Broncos to a 17-15 victory over the Bears in his first-career start, quarterback Brock Osweiler was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
The award is the first conference recognition of his career and the first AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor for the Broncos this season.
On Sunday against Chicago, Osweiler completed 20-of-27 passes (74.1%) for 250 yards with two touchdowns (127.1 rtg.). In addition to posting the highest completion percentage (74.1) in team history by a player in his first career start, his 250 passing yards and 127.1 rating trailed only quarterback Peyton Manning (253 yds., 129.2 rtg. vs. Pit., 9/9/12) among Broncos making their initial start with the club.
The 44th player to start a game at quarterback for the Broncos, Osweiler is the 18th quarterback in Broncos history to earn a win in his first career start and the first player drafted by the Broncos to accomplish that feat since Head Coach and former quarterback Gary Kubiak in 1983.
This marks the 58th time a Broncos player has taken home AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors since it was initiated by the NFL in 1984. Osweiler is the eighth Broncos quarterback to be named AFC offensive Player of the Week.
The Broncos topped the Bears, 17-15 at Soldier Field. Here are the top shots of the game.