Houston Trades Brock Osweiler To The Browns

Houston Trades Brock Osweiler To The Browns

This transaction opens up a whole realm for awful teams that want to Trust The Process by eating bad contracts of other teams in exchange for more draft picks to play with, and the Browns with former baseball guru and current EVP Sashi Brown make flawless sense to be the epicenter of this changing landscape.

"Several NFL personnel executives say they doubt anyone will give the Browns a third-round pick for Osweiler and pay him $8 million a year", Kay Cabot wrote.

"The trade itself is a joke", Polian said on ESPN. He was the best deep-ball thrower as a college quarterback that I can remember. And of course, they got rid of Osweiler. Again, that $16 million, which is not much for a second-round pick.

The Browns have the capital to easily pull off a trade for Garoppolo.

"The fiction is the player", Polian said. Cleveland now possesses two first-round picks, including the No. 1 overall choice.

So we are back to square one really. However, according to Cabot, the Patriots are looking to get the No. 1 overall pick in any deal.


If the Browns can't find a trade partner for Osweiler, they can cut him and owe him nothing besides his 2017 salary.

Hughes also pointed out Griffin visited with the Jets a year ago before signing with the Browns as a free agent.

"If you look at their draft past year, there is no evidence that they have some secret formula that they draft any better than the rest of us", Polian said. At the same time, this is not the same Browns front office we have been laughing at for the last two decades.

With RGIII's release, 21 of 32 picks from 2012 1st round have either changed teams, are out of football, suspended, or unsigned free agents. Why should that team, or Osweiler, try to do the Browns a favor?

The Browns, who own 11 selections in the 2017 draft, now hold additional picks in the 2018 draft in the second round (Houston and Philadelphia), fourth round (Carolina) and sixth round (Pittsburgh). Fifty percent of seven is more than fifty percent of four. But with the price for the three-year backup reportedly being two first-round picks, the Browns didn't stall their offseason plans in waiting for the Patriots to come off their asking price.

And, upon closer inspection, it's a brilliant move for the Browns. By all accounts it is an unprecedented trade in the NFL. Most of those assets are draft picks and they are banking on some of them becoming good National Football League players.

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