After the Broncos schooled former Denver quarterback Brock Osweiler by way of a 27-9 beatdown of his new team, the Houston Texans, on the October 24 edition of Monday Night Football, Twitter exploded with derision over the signal-caller's flamboyant mediocrity, epitomized by what may be the first perfect-spiral fumble in NFL history.
At this writing, the drive has raised a mere $155 toward that $72 million goal, with a number of the donors appearing to have given as a gag. One note attached to a $5 pledge reads, "This is for my friend George. He has not been heard from since the 2nd quarter of the Monday night game. It is currently 2:30 on Tuesday. We fear the worst and I know he would want me to do this."
More notable (and hilarious), though, are the posts by Broncos fans trolling the page — and clearly taking delight in Osweiler's epic lousiness.
The GoFundMe page features this image....
...and an introduction that reads: "I am a die hard Texans fan and we need to get rid of Brock Osweiler or we're not going anywhere. He is a waste of 72 million and for a dollar a day we can get him out and make Deandre Hopkins happy. Help spread the word!"
News of the page has definitely been circulating among the Broncos faithful. Here's a sampling of their responses:
"Lol, glad he's no longer with the Broncos. Enjoy."
"As a die hard Broncos Fan I am sorry for your suffering but he's no longer our problem. Good luck with the next few years with him."
"As a Broncos and Colts fan I am loving this."
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"HAHAHAHA! We knew he was not ready to play with the big boys! That is why Denver did not put up a fight...."
"The tears of laughter!! gofundme lmao you can't make this up. Oh I have a joke for y'all. How do you blow 72 million? Hire Brock Osweiler."
"This is the best thing ever......"
"Please NO! We don't want him back in Denver."
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Also included is the following suggestion: "Instead of buying out his contract, how about we use that money to bring in Peyton as a QB coach?"
Sorry, pal, but Peyton Manning isn't doing anything for $155.