With NFL free agency underway, the quarterback carousel has begun to spin. His magical rookie season in 2012, when he won Rookie of the Year, made the Pro Bowl, and led the Washington Redskins to the playoffs, seems like a millennia ago.
The Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns completed a stunning trade on Thursday to send quarterback Brock Osweiler to Cleveland, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Browns will try to trade him, but this deal will be good for them because they got several useful picks in the draft.
Essentially, they've bought Houston's 2018 second-round pick, which is a strategy teams often employ in the National Basketball Association.
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Recall that the Houston Texans gave Brock Osweiler $37,000.00 guaranteed on March 9, 2016 to be the team's starting quarterback. If they'd like to make a run at Romo themselves, they'd probably be in a better position than any other team to land him via trade instead of competing in the open market.
Cleveland also could cut Robert Griffin III soon to cut down on the cost of the trade. It's a shrewd trade for a Browns team that is rebuilding and has more cap space than it can realistically use this offseason.
With speculation that the Browns are flirting with the idea of flat-out releasing Osweiler, Kurt Warner joined Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Friday and said the QB just needs an opportunity to grow. "I think there are some things that he did well, some things he needs to continue to improve at and we're going to keep working with him until we don't". Some NFL analysts are predicting Cleveland might cut or trade Osweiler. "Everybody wants to be remembered and wants to be able to ideal their craft and be really really good at what they do".
With those numbers in mind, it's apparent the Browns aren't counting on him to be their next franchise quarterback -- or even start next season.