It is being reported that the 2-14 Houston Texans are open to trading the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Houston Texans had a beyond disappointing season after winning their first two games. The coming weeks would have them lose nail-biters to playoff bound Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs, while being manhandled by the St. Louis Rams and Baltimore Ravens.
Seen as a dark horse Super Bowl contender before the season began, the Texans lost every game beyond week 2 to secure the last place spot in the NFL and first overall pick in the draft, edging out the Washington Redskins (whose pick will go to St. Louis.)
Many are snickering at the idea, in the belief that Houston should use their position to pick up Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, a draft commodity in a league in desperate need of quarterbacks. Injury plagued Houston quarterback Matt Schaub posted an abysmal season quarterback rating of 73.0, ranking him 33rd in the league. Schaub completed 10 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions in the 2013 season, with a long of 46 yards.
It should be noted that that in this draft class, many also have high hopes for Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, UCF’s Blake Bortles, and Fresno State’s Derek Carr at the quarterback position.