So how about those trades that the Houston Texans made at the deadline, right? What a whirlwind that was...wait...I’m getting an update. We’re getting reports that the Texans did not, in fact, make any deal at the 3 pm CDT deadline.
There had been some discussion among Texans fans about whether the team should have made a splash during the trade deadline for, oh, I don’t know, another offensive lineman or a bolster to the running game since the running game just can’t seem to get going.
Speaking personally, I could see a case being made for it, but it was probably the right move in the long term to stand pat. The Texans are better than before but they still have a long way to go. The team could still contend for the AFC South crown, but there are still a lot of gaps in the team that need to be filled before the Texans can go shopping for the one guy to make the difference.
There was no “Justin Verlander to the Astros” types of deals to be had out there, so it makes more sense to hang on to the team’s draft capital rather than spend it now on a team that’s only just turned out of the skid.
As for the rest of the league, there were quite a few deals to be had, some ranging from the jaw-dropping (Chase Young to the San Francisco 49ers for a third round pick) to the confusing (Montez Sweat to the Bears for a second round pick).
San Francisco 49ers get Chase Young
Washington Commanders get 2024 third round pick
Minnesota Vikings get QB Josh Dobbs, conditional 2024 seventh round pick
Arizona Cardinals get 2024 sixth round pick
Chicago Bears get DE Montez Sweat
Washington Commanders get 2024 second round pick
Philadelphia Eagles get S Kevin Byard
Tennessee BESFs get S Terrell Edmunds, 2024 fifth round pick, 2024 sixth round pick
Atlanta Falcons get WR Van Jefferson, 2025 seventh round pick
Los Angeles Rams get 2025 sixth round pick
San Francisco 49ers get DE Randy Gregory, 2024 seventh round pick
Denver Broncos get 2024 sixth round pick
Miami Dolphins get WR Chase Claypool, 2025 seventh round pick
Chicago Bears get 2025 sixth round pick
Minnesota Vikings get RB Cam Akers, 2026 conditional seventh round pick
Los Angeles Rams get 2026 conditional sixth round pick
So, Battle Red faithful, did you want the Texans to make a trade at the deadline? If so, who did you want? What were you willing to trade for him? Let us hear all about it in the comment section below.