If you needed one more reason to sleep easy, Broncos Country, knowing this franchise is better off without Brock Osweiler, here you go:

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, sources within the league believe that the $72 million man has lost confidence in himself and is letting it affect his play on the field.

“NFL executives and coaches who have watched Osweiler play believe he has lost confidence, and it has affected his play. They pointed to one particular throw during Monday night’s loss to his former team, the Denver Broncos, when Osweiler had one of his tight ends wide open and missed him by about 3 yards. One source said he believed Osweiler’s inaccuracy is a direct result of his lack of assurance in his abilities.”

(Via ESPN.com)

Against the Broncos last Monday, Osweiler completed just 54 percent of his passes for 131 yards, and most of that production came in garbage time. Even worse, he averaged 3.2 yards per attempt, which is historically abysmal.

On the season, he hasn’t been much better, completing 58 percent of his passes for 1,533 yards, eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. His 5.72 yards per attempt is dead last amongst qualified quarterbacks, as is his 38.4 grade from Pro Football Focus.

In fact, by most metrics, Osweiler, the man Houston just handed $37 million guaranteed to, may be the worst quarterback in the NFL, and if confidence is truly his problem, it may not be getting any better soon.