In a stunning move, the Cleveland Browns have acquired quarterback Brock Osweiler from the Houston Texans.
The terms of the trade are from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport
- The Browns received Osweiler, a 2018 second round pick, and a sixth round pick
- The Texans receive a 2017 fourth round pick
This essentially was the Browns helping the Texans out with dumping Brock Osweiler’s contract and the Browns being able to take it on with their cap space. The Texans are in the hunt for Tony Romo and needed to free up some cap space to make it happen.
The Browns made the deal and garnered another asset in a future second round pick which they could potentially use in a trade to move up in the draft for a quarterback or to move to New England for Jimmy Garoppolo.
Osweiler’s future in Cleveland is nothing because they’re now working to either trade him or they will release him and take the cap penalty.
Osweiler signed a four year deal with the Texans a year ago and it was a disaster from the start. Despite helping Houston win the AFC South, Osweiler struggled all season long completing 59% of his passes for 2,957 yards, 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
The Browns now own three second round picks in the 2018 draft: their own, Philadelphia’s and Houston’s.
As for the Browns future QB plans:
Griffin was never expected to be in the team’s future plans after a failed experiment last season where he got hurt in the opener and never showed any promise.