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Kalispell native, ex-Bronco Brock Osweiler retires from NFL

Spent seven years in league
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Posted at 4:45 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 23:13:37-04

MISSOULA — Former Kalispell Flathead standout Brock Osweiler announced his retirement from the National Football League on Wednesday after seven seasons in the league.

Osweiler told his decision to 9NEWS in Denver .

Osweiler was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, raised in Kalispell and graduated as a two-sport standout from Flathead High School.

Osweiler ultimately chose to pursue football over basketball and attended Arizona State University where he played for three seasons. Then, in 2012, the Denver Broncos selected Osweiler in the second round of the NFL Draft.

Osweiler, who stands at 6 feet, 7 inches tall, spent four seasons with the Broncos. In 2015-16, he subbed in when starter Peyton Manning was injured in the second half of the season and helped guide Denver on a run that eventually led to a Super Bowl 50 title.

The Broncos tweeted out a thanks and congratulations to Osweiler on his retirement.

Osweiler hit the free agency market after that and signed a four-year, $72 million deal but after that first season with the Texans, was traded to Cleveland before eventually ending up back in Denver. Osweiler played in the 2018 season with the Miami Dolphins.

Osweiler ends his career with a 59.8 percent career completion percentage. He had 7,418 passing yards for 37 touchdowns and 31 interceptions. Osweiler also had four rushing touchdowns in his career.