Either that or he really needed that extra $7 million — especially since he'll be collecting it in Texas, which has no state income tax.
Whatever the case, Broncos lovers on Twitter reacted with anger at his decision — and also with obscenities aplenty. F-bombs were hardly the only explosive terms dropped on the Brockweiler after the news broke.
Look below to count down the twenty most memorably profane tweets we found, supplemented by some reassuring words (and a parting shot) from Broncos general manager John Elway.
Brock you fucking asshole— Hannah Feldman (@hannah_omo) March 9, 2016
I can't fucking believe Brock is leaving. That motherfucker.— Mark Puffalo (@brady_moreno) March 9, 2016
Brock Osweiler is an asshole! Why would he leave Denver!— Bliff™ (@cmccombs204) March 10, 2016
Hey Brock Osweiler, If Ur Salty Cause U Got Benched When Peyton Got Healthy, Then Hand Over Ur Fkn Championship Ring U Dumb Shit.— JSamms™ (@JSamms7) March 10, 2016
wow Brock way to take a shit on the Broncos— taylor gang (@tayy_neugs) March 10, 2016
Brock was petty as fuck bro. shady ass we gonna whup yah ass in Denver next season pimp.— daniel (@Davage_) March 10, 2016
fuck you Brock. have fun with the Texans. #whatajoke— megabuck$$$ (@meggann12) March 10, 2016
@chadneidt fuck off, Brock. Disloyal prick. Good riddance.— Jonathan Schwartz (@SchwartzRetorts) March 10, 2016
I hope Miller and Co. stomp a mudhole in that asshole Brock Osweiler.— Fox Barkley (@TheAlmightyFox) March 9, 2016
Today, somewhere in Denver a mailman said "I never should of taken Brock's mail to his door. Fuck that puto" #BroncosCountry 4 life.— Gregg Moore™ (@thaphelon) March 10, 2016
Continue to keep counting down the top twenty tweets dropping F-bombs and more on Brock Osweiler.