Brock Osweiler retires after earning $1.4 million per start

Jan 1, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) talks with head coach Bill O’Brien in the first half against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Swindle God. Don’t hate the player, hate the game. Whatever term we want to use, veteran quarterback Brock Osweiler has retired from the NFL a rich man.

The 28-year-old former Denver Broncos second-round pick announced his departure from the game after seven seasons on Wednesday.

He does so after earning a cool $41.4 million in cold hard cash during a career that consisted of 30 regular-season starts.

Yes, the breakdown is absolutely magnificent.

  • Per win: $2.76 million
  • Per start: $1.4 million
  • Per touchdown: $1.18 million
  • Per passing yard: $5,581.00

You really have to hand it to Mr. Osweiler. He can now enjoy a beautiful retirement after holding a clipboard for most of his career.

Remember, this is the same dude that the Houston Texans sold to the Cleveland Browns years back while adding a second-round pick to sweeten the pot.

The trickery here was exceptional. Osweiler now rides off into the sunset on a gold horse.