In recent days, members of Broncos Nation — and two of our writers — have been debating whether Brock Osweiler or Peyton Manning should start the next Denver Broncos playoffs game, slated for Sunday, January 17.
Now (update), the decision has been made: Manning will get the start.
But even if Osweiler is returning to a relief role, there's no question his profile has been rising of late.
Witness the sudden interest in Brock displayed by celebrity site TMZ, as well as an online back-and-forth over this important question: Is Osweiler sexy?
In regard to TMZ, a recent item featured an image from Osweiler's yearbook at Flathead High School in Kalispell, Montana that predicted he'd be famous.
Then, earlier this week, a TMZ rep tried to get Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman to say who he'd rather have at quarterback during the last two minutes of an important game, Osweiler or Manning.
Hillman initially attempts to avoid the question in the video of the exchange.
But then he offers a joke (we think) response: third-string quarterback Trevor Siemian.
Here's the clip.
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As for the sexiness matter, a Reddit user recently posted this query: "Can we please start calling Brock Osweiler 'Big Sexy'?"
The fan's reasoning: "The dude is 6 feet, seven inches of GQ cover model. Aside from being the next HOF dynasty QB, he's also maybe the best looking person ever. LET'S GO BIG SEXY."
This suggestion generated a mere two responses. The first reads, "What are you talking about? The dude looks like he got kicked in the face by a horse. Now Jimmy G is the best looking backup." The second says, simply, "No."
On Twitter, however, the Brock Is Sexy narrative has been building over recent months. Here are a slew of examples.
Brock Osweiler of Texas IS A SEXY CUTE GUY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY B ROCK .— Olga I Chico (@OicOzzie) November 22, 2015
Brock Osweiler is just perfect. Sexy as hell. Loved him even when he only played preseason.— kaylamiller (@kaymichellleeee) November 30, 2015
Brock Osweiler is a great quarterback and is v sexy even with snot dripping out of his nose during that interview.— Meg Murphy (@OldFranMurph) November 30, 2015
BROCK OSWEILER IS SO FUCKING SEXY— sara k. (@Babaykashe) November 30, 2015
I'm totally crushing on the young QB, Brock Osweiler.— Nyomi Star (@Sexy_NyomiXX) December 6, 2015
Nice win for sexy-gorgeous Brock Osweiler and the @Broncos!— Biscuits and Gravy (@VikingsFan1964) December 7, 2015
Brock Osweiler you sexy son of a bitch— Christiana Rose (@CarrRose) December 13, 2015
I LOVE FOOTBALL. But I'm still a woman, therefore: BROCK OSWEILER YOU ARE SO SEXY.— Katie Wilkins (@thecampusKAT) December 29, 2015
And then there's this, in which Osweiler's sexiness is likened to that of a certain 18th Century author:
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Brock Osweiler is a sexy Edgar Allan Poe pic.twitter.com/8Do1AWx9gv— Jules Severn (@julessevern) November 30, 2015
Wonder if Jules Severn is a Ravens fan.