Many speculated that Brock Osweiler left the Denver Broncos for the Houston Texans because he didn't want to live in the shadow of Peyton Manning.

Even the Texans owner Bob McNair was public in his thoughts on Osweiler possibly making that decision for the same reason.

However, Brock Osweiler refutes that notion and tried to add some clarity recently.

During a recent interview with the MMQB, Osweiler gave this explanation,"I have tremendous respect for both John Elway and Peyton Manning as people and as quarterbacks in the NFL, but I was not concerned one bit with playing in their shadow," Osweiler said. "That didn't weigh into my decision whatsoever. Bottom line, I made my decision off where I felt like I could have the most success playing quarterback in the NFL and where I could go and win long-term."

Osweiler didn't stop there at adding clarity to some of the rumors out there surrounding him and his departure from Denver as he spoke on his relationship with Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak.

"There is no grudge," Osweiler said. "I have tremendous respect for coach Gary Kubiak. I love that guy. In fact, I talked to him last weekend. He is a tremendous person, and he is a tremendous football coach. I have great respect for Greg Knapp, who was my quarterbacks coach in Denver for three years. He taught me so much about playing quarterback in the NFL and made me a better football player."

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