The Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans came to an agreement to send QB Brock Osweiler and a 2018 second round draft pick to Cleveland, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
The trade was done was for salary cap purposes for Houston in order to sign a QB (Tony Romo rumors?) after the letdown signing Osweiler to a 4 year/$72 million dollar deal the past off-season.
Osweiler finished last season with a 59%, 15 touchdowns, 2957 yards and 16 interceptions (ESPN).
Cleveland, with over $100 million dollars in cap space, essentially bought a 2018 second round pick. A smart move by a front office trying to acquire future assets to add to potential building blocks.
Hue Jackson will now be tasked with the assignment of getting the most he can out of Osweiler.
The move likely marks the end of the Robert Griffin III era in Cleveland as well.
Osweiler will likely compete with Cody Kessler, the second year pro out of USC who displayed flashes of being a potential starter last season, for the starting position.
This move will not determine the Browns draft strategy. They will draft a Quarterback this upcoming draft.
More to follow on this development.