Brock Osweiler is ready.
After a spring and summer of learning the Texans offense, getting acclimated to new teammates and improving over the course of training camp and the preseason, he's excited about Week 1.
"Sunday running out of the tunnel, I know my emotions will be very high," Osweiler said. "I'm very excited to go out there and play the first regular season home game, see the city of Houston come out and be loud and I know what kind of environment it's going to be and I'm very excited to be a part of it."
His head coach has a very simple goal for Osweiler and company this weekend versus the Bears.
"I want to see him manage the offense the way he's been doing it all during OTAs and training camp and in the preseason," Bill O'Brien said. "I just want him to do a good job of making good decisions for the football team."
Osweiler signed as a free agent on March 10, and quickly went to work learning O'Brien and coordinator George Godsey's offense. According to the latter, Osweiler's improved by leaps and bounds.
"He's taken the coaching as far as some issues that we've addressed, whether it's getting rid of the ball quicker, making sure we get to certain plays versus certain looks," Godsey said. "He's been able to really digest it all, too. There's not a limit as far as the information."
Osweiler completed 69.2 percent of the 39 passes he threw, and tossed a pair of touchdowns and just one interception. Most importantly, he led the Texans offense on multiple scoring drives and showed a strong command of the playbook.
"We are really looking forward to having him here and leading that offense and doing a great job," defensive end J.J. Watt said. "Our offense is exciting and we are looking forward to going out there and putting it all together as a full team."
Osweiler and the Texans practice again on Thursday and Friday, and host Chicago at NRG Stadium Sunday at noon CT.
Check out the best action shots from Wednesday's practice.