Denver Broncos QB Brock Osweiler Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

In his first career start, Brock Osweiler was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Chicago.

It's not often that a quarterback making his first career start earns a win, let alone weekly conference honors, but Brock Osweiler pulled it off. 

Osweiler was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Chicago last week, leading the Denver Broncos to a 17-15 road win. 

The fourth-year signal-caller went 20-of-27 for 250 yards passing and two touchdowns. Osweiler did not turn the ball over and finished the game with a QB rating of 127.1. 

Osweiler completed 74.1 percent of his passes in his first career start for the Broncos, a franchise record. The Broncos running game came alive with Osweiler under center, rushing for a season-high 170 yards. 

Ironically, Osweiler is the first quarterback drafted by the Broncos to win his first career start since Gary Kubiak pulled it off back in 1983. Osweiler will face the stiffest challenge of his young career this week, as Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots roll into Denver. 

Conference player of the week honors were created back in 1984. Osweiler's honor marks the 58th time a Broncos player has taken home the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award, and the eighth time a QB has won it in team history. 

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