Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler makes his return to the Mile High City this Monday night, when his new team takes on the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. Osweiler surprised Denver when he decided to sign a four-year, $72 million contract with the Texans this off-season instead of re-signing with the Broncos. Super Bowl 50 MVP, Von Miller, and a friend of Osweiler, joined The Jim Rome Show on Wednesday and hinted that their friendship does not carry over to the gridiron.
“Whenever you’re playing one of your brothers that’s on another team, it’s a little bit added. It’s a little bit added sauce on there,” Miller said. “It’s nothing bad or anything, I’m just playing against one of the guys I played with for three years. It’s always going to be a little bit of an added level of competition there.”
Removed from their upcoming matchup though, Miller believes Houston is a good place for Osweiler.
“[That signing was] probably one the greatest things that could have happened to Brock,” Miller said. “He’s the number one guy over there. He’s at an organization that loves him, a city that loves him. He has an opportunity to go and create something new for himself.
“I’ve been in that situation. We both went through contract negotiations together, so I’m 100 percent happy and glad and proud for Brock.”
Miller’s deal was a six-year, $114.5 million contract that includes $70 million in guarantees that made him the NFL’s highest paid defensive player, but before the agreement was reached, negotiations got contentious at time. Miller was asked if he thought at some point he too would leave Denver.
“At the end of the day, my intentions were to stay a Denver Bronco and to be a Denver Bronco,” Miller said before pausing. “But going through that process you have to leave other areas open. There’s a lot of uncertainties there, so you got to really keep your mind open just in case things went left, but at the end of the day, my intentions were to always be a Denver Bronco.”