Texans new quarterback arrived Brock Osweiler arrived in Houston on Wednesday night ready to get to work.
“Coming to Houston was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up,” Osweiler said, via ESPN.com. “What I see with this football team is something special. I believe this organization is on the cusp of doing something great. That’s something I want to be a part of. I’m very excited to be here and just get to work.”
The Texans reached an agreement to sign Osweiler just before the league year opened Wednesday. The four-year deal is worth $72 million, according to media reports.
Last season, the Texans made the playoffs, winning the AFC South with a 9-7 record, only to have quarterback Brian Hoyer throw four interceptions and lose a fumble in a 30-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the wild-card round.
Osweiler was a second-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2012 and spent the past four seasons as Peyton Manning’s backup.
“It was very difficult,” Osweiler said of leaving the Broncos. “I’d be lying to you if I said anything else. I had a tremendous four seasons there in Denver, and you know those are four years that I’ll always hold very close to my heart.”
Osweiler already has his goal set for Houston.
“Ultimately, a world championship,” Osweiler said.. “Bottom line, I believe that comes from a lot of hard work. I know this team already has guys in the locker room who bring leadership, who bring hard work to the table. My biggest deal is I just want to do my job. I want to contribute to this team in a positive manner and do whatever it takes to win a world championship.”