The Houston Texans have traded a fourth-round pick and a seventh-round pick for Demaryius Thomas and a seventh-round pick according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport.
This will be a big move for the Houston offense. After losing wide receiver Will Fuller for the year last Thursday the Texans pulled the trigger on a deal with the Denver Broncos for Thomas.
Overall the Texans appear to have gotten a good deal for a receiver who once was considered a top 15 talent. While the lack of compensation that the Denver Broncos received is a bit surprising, it makes sense that they would part with Thomas at this stage in his career.
Why did the Broncos trade Thomas?
Overall, the trade is a viable one for both teams. The Denver Broncos felt that rookie Cortland Sutton had earned a starting role. This made them comfortable with dealing Thomas as they believe Sutton can slide right in and more or less replace Thomas.
What does this mean for the Houston Texans?
As for the Texans, this is a very positive sign. The fact that Houston is buying and not selling means that they think they are ready to make the playoffs this year. That combined with the sorry state of the AFC South means that the Texans are now the front-runners to win the division over the Titans.
The new wide receiver will help out the Texans’ defense immensely. After all, the Texans were in serious need after losing Fuller for the season and Thomas is a quality replacement and maybe even an upgrade for Houston’s offense. Not only that, but Thomas has a full year left on his contract after this season making him more than just a rental. In addition, if the Texans don’t like what they see, there is an out in his contract if Houston does not want him back. This is a great trade for the Houston Texans. It should also help take some of the pressure off of star wideout Deandre Hopkins who sees constant focus from opposing defenses.
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