Texans trade Brock Osweiler for nearly nothing.
Last off-season, Brock Osweiler left the defending champion Denver Broncos to sign a massive 4-year $72 million contract with the Houston Texans.
Today, the Texans traded him to the Cleveland Browns, cutting their losses at $21 million and taking $16 million in guaranteed salary off of Houston's books. Brock threw for 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in his only season with the Texans.
According to multiple reports, the Texans agreed to trade Osweiler AND a 2018 second round pick to Cleveland in exchange for a fourth round pick in this year's draft.
That said, some believe that Cleveland may actually be looking to trade Osweiler again before the season starts, or possibly release him.
Of course, twitter was ripe with Brock Osweiler jokes after learning that the Texans gave him up for next to nothing.
BROWNS: We’re prepared to take Brock Osweiler for…— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) March 9, 2017
Texans fans when they find out Brock Osweiler is no longer their quarterback pic.twitter.com/nPg1vKmT5K— Russillo and Kanell (@RussilloKanell) March 9, 2017
This just confirms what we know: the Browns are a team designed to absorb mistakes for the other 31 teams— BD Wong Fan Account (@trillballins) March 9, 2017
Brock Osweler was worth literaly less then nothing in a trade— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) March 9, 2017
Texans GM: Would love to get rid of Brock Osweiler but no team dumb enough to trade— Matthew Cannata (@PhinsiderRadio) March 9, 2017
Bill O'Brien: Did you try Browns?
10 mins later... 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/O11Q3o9ZrV
This Brock Osweiler trade should be the ultimate warning to any team about to pay big money to a guy they've never even met.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 9, 2017
Brock Osweiler got traded to the Brock Osweiler of NFL teams.— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) March 9, 2017
The Texans basically had to give away Brock like he was one of those old big back oldschool hdtvs that you have to pay to get hauled away— Tony X. (@soIoucity) March 9, 2017
BREAKING: After being traded to the Browns, Brock Osweiler has announced he is retiring from football effective immediately— NBA Central (@NBA_CentraI) March 9, 2017
I'M SO READY FOR THE TONY ROMO REVENGE TOUR -- OH MY GOD IMAGINE TONY IN THE BATTLE RED JERSEY SLINGING TOUCHDOWNS TO DEANDRE I'M CRYING— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) March 9, 2017
Whelp lol this is crazy Brock look crazy leaving now— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) March 9, 2017
Browns QB Depth Chart Next Season:— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) March 9, 2017
1. Brock Osweiler
3. Lebron James
4. Bone Thugs N Harmony
5. Ricky Vaughn
Folks I call him Brock Obama becuz hes benfitted from a free trade&everyone hates him in Texas— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) March 9, 2017
From what I understand, the #Browns are weighing simply releasing Brock Osweiler after trading for him. NBA style— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2017
Browns telling other teams that they will also eat "at least half" of the $16M due to Osweiler this year to facilitate the trade...— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 9, 2017