Statistically speaking, Brock Osweiler hasn’t exactly lit the world on fire this year. He’s completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 1,818 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
But from a locker-room standpoint, he’s apparently getting it done and then some.
“I can’t speak too much about his play because I’m not a quarterback, and I know the amount of information that they have to know is unbelievable,” Texans fullback Jay Prosch said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “But as far as a guy, he’s come in since Day 1, he’s working harder than anyone. He’s an awesome guy to work with and I really enjoy playing with him.”
Prosch’s take is interesting, mainly because the book on Osweiler was that he arrived in Houston with a sense of entitlement and thinking that he had all the answers.
“Yeah, I would definitely say the opposite,” Prosch said. “We have a very tough play book and he came in and he picked it up extremely fast. He works well with all the guys on the offense, with the receivers and the offensive line, and he’s very willing to adapt to whatever he needs to do to help guys on the field or in practice. He’s extremely hard-working, and he’s a great guy.”
If that is the case, though, why does Osweiler have such a bad reputation?
“I think it’s interesting how maybe a minor thing or something that was not even said but maybe seen from afar can be translated and picked up and created into a big deal,” Prosch said. “So I really don’t know, honestly. But I will say I’ve had a very good experience with Brock, and I really enjoy him.”
In any event, the Texans (6-3) will go for their third straight win next Monday against Oakland (7-2). Kickoff from Mexico City is slated for 8:30 p.m. ET.