On the first day of free agency the Super Bowl-champion Denver Broncos lost both co-starting quarterback Brock Osweiler and defensive end Malik Jackson, further weakening a team that has already seen Peyton Manning retire. Fortunately, Super Bowl MVP Von Miller had some fun with the departures, photo-shopping the two in a funny congratulations Instagram.
The money seen in the background is very appropriate, given that Osweiler is reportedly headed to Houston on a four-year, $72 million deal, while Jackson reportedly is inking a six-year, $90 million contract with Jacksonville.
The loss of Osweiler (and Manning) leaves the Broncos perilously thin at the all-important quarterback position, while Jackson emerged as one of the better defensive ends in the NFL last season.
I just Woke up.. And we lost everyone? 😳 lol
— Brandon Marshall (@BMarshh54) March 10, 2016
How the Broncos replace the two remains to be seen. Meanwhile, Miller has been given the franchise tag—worth more than $14 million this season—though Denver will likely try to sign him to a mega-deal before the season starts.