HOUSTON (USA TODAY) - Ouch. A Houston Texans fan has created a GoFundMe page to buy out the contract of quarterback Brock Osweiler.
Osweiler has struggled at times and was embarrassed by his former teammates in Denver during Monday night’s loss on national television.
Osweiler was just 22 for 41 for 131 yards with no TDs and no interceptions. His fumble in the fourth quarter halted any hopes of a Texans comeback.
Coach Bill O’Brien said Monday he has no intention of benching Osweiler.
“He’s a good player. I think it’s very difficult to come into a new system and a new team and just pick it up right away,” O’Brien said. “I think everybody has to do a better job. Coaches, we all have to do better. I think he can play better. I know that the receivers can run routes better.”
Osweiler left the Broncos for a $72 million contract with the Texans.
According to contract details obtained by USA TODAY Sports, Osweiler will make $21 million in 2016 in the form of a $12 million signing bonus, $5 million roster bonus due this month and $4 million guaranteed base salary. His $16 million base salary in 2017 also is fully guaranteed.