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Author Jon Kuzma
The Houston Texans only needed 1 season of Brock Osweiler to realize he wasn’t the best fit for their football team. Osweiler threw for 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 2016 and that was after the Texans had signed him to a $72 million dollar contract. Clearly Houston reached when they offered Osweiler that contract and now the Texans have found a bailout. That’s right the Texans traded Brock Osweiler and a 2nd round draft pick to the Cleveland Browns. The Texans didn’t get much in return and this move was clearly for cap reasons. The Texans will save $16 million dollars and $10 million dollars in cap space because of this move. The Browns on the other hand receive Osweiler and a 2nd round draft. Cleveland isn’t expected to keep Osweiler either, they are shopping in him in trade talks hoping to find a suitor for the veteran quarterback. That means Cleveland could end up with the 2nd round draft pick from Houston and another draft pick from dealing Osweiler. So from the Browns stand point this move could turn into a couple of quality draft picks for Cleveland. Which will go a long way in helping reshape that roster to Hue Jackson’s vision. There also was a pair of later picks that were traded from the Texans and Browns deal. The Texans get the Browns 4th round compensatory pick while the Browns get Houston’s 6th round draft pick. So really this is a win for the Texans, they get to move on from their bad investment in Brock Osweiler and it really came at a minimal expense considering how bad it should have been. This is a great move by the Houston Texans front office and now they can roll out the red carpet for Tony Romo. Who will likely sign with Houston before free agency comes to an end.
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