Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said that he couldn't believe that the team would be able to trade Brock Osweiler to Cleveland Browns. Texans traded the quarterback who struggled in his first year and delivered a disappointing result.
Earlier this month, Houston Texans traded Osweiler to Cleveland Browns after a disappointing season with the Texans. Three weeks later, Houston Texans owner McNair for the first time spoke his mind regarding the trade on Monday, March, 27. He said that he was surprised that general manager Rick Smith was able to trade 26-year-old player successfully.
"It was a shocker to me, it was unbelievable," McNair told the Houston Chronicle in an interview during the Annual League Meeting in Phoenix. He late added, "Everybody around the league, their jaws are still hanging open."
Osweiler was acquired by Houston Texans in March 2016 in a four year and $72 million deal contract. Unfortunately, Osweiler was unable to deliver a good performance like he did with Denver Broncos in his last four seasons. During his 15 games in the regular season for the Texans, he only delivered 2,957 yards of passing with 59.0 percent of successful passing.
His bad performance has delivered a bad season for Houston Texans, which according to NFL as a disastrous season for Houston Texans. McNair admitted that he didn't know Osweiler well enough, and neither did coach Bill O'Brien. That was the main reason for the fatal mistake Houston Texans made when acquiring Osweiler.
Following the release of Osweiler, Houston Texans now only has Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden as quarterback. Moving forward, the team needs another quarterback soon, and the most feasible option as for now is Dallas Cowboys veteran quarterback Tony Romo. Texans is reported to set the eye on Romo who had two difficult seasons because of injury.
Watch the FOX Sports interview with Osweiler before his debut with Houston Texans last season below: