Quarterback Brock Osweiler’s world in Houston got turned upside down on Thursday. The Houston Texans rid themselves of Osweiler, sending him packing to the Cleveland Browns.
Osweiler had a very tumultuous one-year stint in Houston. Throughout his short tenure, Osweiler was criticized on a consistent basis, some of which even came from his former teammate DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins spoke up on more than one occasion, expressing his frustration over his then quarterback.
Following Thursday’s trade, Hopkins seemed to change his tune a little bit.
“Brock was a great teammate,” Hopkins said per John McClain of chron.com. “I wish him the best. “He has a lot that he can prove in this league. I know he’s going to prove everybody wrong.”
It would be great is Osweiler were to live up to these expectations. It certainly is big of Hopkins to step up and endorse Osweiler publicly considering things were likely very tense at times in the past.
However, there’s still one burning question that remains. Where exactly will Osweiler play in 2017? Cleveland is reportedly going to waive or shop Osweiler out. And, we can’t imagine there is going to be hot market for the backup caliber quarterback right off the bat.
If Osweiler stays with Cleveland, an earlier report suggested he would compete with Cody Kessler for the starting job.
As for Hopkins, we also don’t know who he will be catching passes from this fall. Heavy speculation links Tony Romo to Houston. But that is nowhere near solid yet since Romo is still a member of the Dallas Cowboys.
More news on all fronts will be coming soon.