Former Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler will skip the team’s White House visit on Monday in order to practice with his new team, the Houston Texans.
Osweiler released a statement Wednesday acknowledging that the Broncos had offered him to join the team as they celebrate their Super Bowl win in D.C.
“The Broncos graciously extended an invitation for me to join them at the White House on Monday, but due to a scheduled OTA in Houston, I feel it is important to be at practice with my new teammates,” Osweiler wrote. “It’s a new offensive system for me and every practice and rep is extremely important. I am very appreciative of the Broncos wanting to include me on this special day.”
Osweiler spent the last four seasons with Denver and went 5–2 as a starter in place of Peyton Manning last year, but ceded duties at the end of the season and playoffs. He signed with the Texans in the off-season despite Manning’s retirement.