NFL News: Houston Texans Trade QB Brock Osweiler To Cleveland Brown For Dallas Cowboys Tony Romo !?
In a stunning move designed to clear salary cap space, the Texans traded quarterback Brock Osweiler to Cleveland today in a move that could possibly facilitate the signing of Tony Romo.
The Texans will not trade for Romo, the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback, according to two people familiar with the situation. But if he’s released, they’ll pursue him. The Texans also sent a second-round pick in 2018 and swapped a sixth-round pick this year for a fourth-round pick from the Browns.
The Texans need another quarterback because Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden are the only current ones under contract. The Texans can use the $10 million they cleared under the salary cap, giving them $31.4 million, to re-sign their players and sign free agents from other teams.
“We are committed to bringing a championship to the city of Houston,” general manager Rick Smith said in a statement. “We are exhaustive in our efforts and the resources provided by the McNair family allow us to operate that way.
“We continuously evaluate our decisions and processes to ensure the results match our goals and objectives. The decision to trade Brock was made because it was in the best interest of the team. It frees up both cash and salary cap room to continue to improve our team. We appreciate Brock’s effort and leadership while he was with us and we wish him and his family well.”
The Texans cut their losses with Osweiler after one season. He signed a four-year $72 million contract, including $37 million guaranteed, last year. Even though the Texans won the AFC South and advanced to the divisional round, he played poorly.
Now the Texans are in the market for another quarterback, and the question becomes: Will it be Romo?
Credit Source: Chron.com