When most of us woke up today hoping the Texans would do something in free agency at QB, I strongly doubt any of us expected this:
NFL stunner: Texans trade QB Brock Osweiler AND a 2018 second-round pick to Cleveland for the Browns to take... https://t.co/A4h8uEKwHA— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
As @AdamSchefter said, Texans have dealt QB Brock Osweiler -- They're basically giving the Browns a 2018 2nd-rounder to assume the contract.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 9, 2017
To summarize, Brock Osweiler is heading to Cleveland, where he’ll most likely be cut or traded. All it cost the Texans to create $10 million or so in cap room (and acquire a fourth rounder for this year’s draft) was a second round pick in 2018 and a sixth rounder in this year’s draft.
I guess this is happening now. I’m not really sure what else to say, so I’ll turn to you, the BRB commenters. What do you say of this deal?
UPDATE: The Texans released this statement on the trade:
.@HoustonTexans have traded QB Brock Osweiler to the Cleveland Browns. Terms of trade were not disclosed. Quote from #Texans GM Rick Smith: pic.twitter.com/M8boKSkdDW— Texans PR (@TexansPR) March 9, 2017
UPDATE II: This is nice.
Brown's 4th rd pick to #Texans is 1st pick of the round (108 overall).— Adam Wexler (@awexlerKPRC) March 9, 2017
UPDATE III: Dunsmore says this is the prelude to Tony Romo’s arrival. Do you agree?
UPDATE IV: Brock Osweiler is in demand, people. The Browns hold all the cards.
Teams already have reached out to Browns to inquire about Brock Osweiler's availability, per team sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2017
UPDATE V: If the Browns can’t find a taker for Brock’s contract, they don’t sound intent on keeping him on their roster.
UPDATE VI: Very interesting analysis of the trade by Matt Weston. Did the Texans and Browns just start a new way of doing business in the NFL?