Brock Osweiler Traded To Browns From Texans As The Second Pick

By Jeff Thompson - 10 Mar '17 16:52PM
  • Divisional Round - Houston Texans v New England Patriots
  • (Photo : Elsa/Getty) Brock Osweiler was a surprise trade of the season, but more trades can be seen in the coming days.

The first day of the season 2017-18 saw the trade of Brock Osweiler from Texans to Browns. He was the second-round pick for the team and it is for a $16 million contract. The deal will help the Texans clear off the balance sheet and help it to pick up Tony Romo. It was previously reported that the Texans were trying to trade Osweiler considering his unimpressive performance in the last season.

Interestingly, Osweiler wouldn't be part of the new team for long. The reports are suggesting that the quarterback will be traded further by the Browns and get another pick or will release him. There are also reports that the Browns are planning to release Robert Griffin III. When the quarterback leaves the team, they willmonly have three quarterbacks - Osweiler, Kevin Hogan, and Cody Kessler. There are also reports that the Browns is looking to recruit Jimmy Garoppolo of the Patriots as another quarterback.

"We are very happy to get a second round draft in the trade," said Sashi Brown, Executive Vice President of Football Operations of the Browns. "We think that draft pickups are very important and it can help to build a champion team in the long term. We are planning to add more competition at every position, and we expect that Osweiler would come and do his part." Osweiler was signed to Texans last year from Broncos last year for a record sum of $72 million for four years, which includes $37 million guaranteed.

Interestingly, the latest reports suggest that Texans are planning to bring Romo their side if the quarterback is released by the Cowboys. Reportedly, the Cowboys is set to release Romo and the quarterback is expected to be added to the Browns either through trade or free agency. The long-time Cowboys starter could not perform well in the last season due to injuries and was out of the games in most of the season.

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