Colin Cowherd: “The Texans gave up next year a first-round pick and that drove you crazy.”
Jason McIntyre: “Right. So the Texans do have two first-round picks, one from Cleveland for Watson which will be in the 12 to 15 to 17 range, but they gave up their own pick to move up for an edge rusher. That is unheard of in Draft history. Some of these analytic guys have draft calculators and they calculate the trade— this Houston/Arizona deal could do down as one of the worst of all time because Will Anderson now has to perform like he’s a Hall of Famer to justify giving up a first-round pick next year. Here’s the big concern; if the Texans stink, a 5-6-7 win team, they’re probably going to have one of the three or four lowest win totals in the league. Vegas is not going to respect this team, they’ve got a rookie quarterback, a ton of holes everywhere— there’s a scenario where the Arizona Cardinals are the worst team, have the no. 1 pick, and Houston is like third-worst, and the Cardinals are then able to get Caleb Williams AND Marvin Harrison Jr. from Ohio State with the Houston Texans pick.” (Full Segment Above)
Watch Jason McIntyre explain to Colin Cowherd why he thought the Houston Texans drafting CJ Stroud at no. 2, and then trading up to no. 3 to select former Alabama outside linebacker Will Anderson Jr. might go down as ‘one of the worst trades of all time’.
In the deal the Texans and Cardinals swapped 2023 first-round picks, no. 3 and no. 12, and the Cardinals will receive Houston’s no. 33 overall second-round pick this year, and first and third-round picks next year in 2024 as well.
Check out the segment above as McIntyre explains why the trade could spell doom for Houston and ecstasy for Arizona.