For months, the Houston Texans have kept tight lips about their plans with the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Most analysts, fans, and media members expect them to grab a new franchise quarterback, most likely C.J. Stroud.
Nonetheless, a new report by Tom Pelissero, via Dov Kleiman, states that the Texans have been reaching out to all teams picking in the top 12 to discuss trades involving their No. 2 and No. 12 picks.
Update: #Texans GM Nick Caserio have been calling teams with top-12 picks to explore all options, including moving down from his own #2 pick or moving up from his own #12 pick, per @tompelissero pic.twitter.com/rtZKCWbHGo
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 27, 2023
GM Nick Caserio has been under heavy fire often among NFL circles, so this didn’t strike as much of a surprise.
Still, some fans are having a tough time believing they’ll actually make a move.
Nick will be fired soon and they’ll be doing this all over again.
— Eric (@eric__jf) April 27, 2023
That week 18 Davis Mills miracle game really catapulted this franchise into being mid forever😭
— Bartholomew Willijax (@B_Willijax) April 27, 2023
Trade with the ravens for Lamar Jackson and the 23rd pick
— Cesar Martinez (@Cxeezy2x) April 27, 2023
It’s almost as if every team usually does this during the draft
— Joe Palermo (@joepalermo571) April 27, 2023
Aka he’s doing his job, cool.
— jack (@jaxmacmullen) April 27, 2023
The Texans have had quite a solid offseason, and appointing DeMeco Ryans should do wonders for their defense and in terms of building a winning culture.
But it’s unlikely that they’ll find any success in this league unless they improve their QB situation, as Davis Mills looked solid in his rookie season but vastly regressed in 2022.
There’s always a slight chance the Texans aren’t even focused on this year’s QB class and could be tempted to wait another year to try and land Caleb Williams, but that’s just too much speculation, and anything can happen in a year.
Then again, this could also just be them trying to test the field to try and see what other teams want to do ahead of the draft, and that’s also part of a GM’s job.
For now, it seems like we’ll just have to wait and see.NEXT: NFL Insider Reveals A Potential Texans Trade For Thursday