One of the most intriguing free agency questions was what would happen to Brock Osweiler, the quarterback the Broncos drafted to eventually succeed Peyton Manning. Now that Manning has retired, it looks like the Broncos are losing the heir to the QB position too. According to NFL Network’s Rand Getlin, Osweiler has agreed to terms with the Houston Texans. https://twitter.com/Rand_Getlin/status/707658670474010624 Of course, the deal cannot become official until 4pm ET, when the league’s new year officially begins, but in under an hour, this deal is almost certain to become official. For the Texans, the signing would fill what has been by far the biggest need on the team. The Texans managed to win the AFC South last season, but started four different quarterbacks during the season. Osweiler will give the Texans a stable presence at the position with a bright future, having gone 5-2 as a starter for the Broncos last season to lead them to an AFC West title – though Manning replaced Osweiler for the playoff run that saw Denver crowned Super Bowl 50 champions. For the Broncos, however, they are now left in dire straits, having lost both Manning and Osweiler. The only quarterback remaining on the Broncos roster as it stands is 2015 seventh-round pick Trevor Siemian, who appeared in just one game last season, where he didn’t throw a single pass and lost one yard on a scramble. Quarterback now becomes by far the most pressing need for the defending Super Bowl champions, and it will be fascinating to see if they look to sign one of the quarterbacks in the free agency market, entertain a trade for Colin Kaepernick, or look to find a passer in the draft. No matter what, the Broncos need to find a new quarterback if they want to have a hope of retaining even their division crown, let alone their status as world champions.