Houston Texans: Ranking each of Bill O’Brien’s trades as general manager

Head coach Bill O'Brien of the Houston Texans (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Will Vragovic/Getty Images) /

Houston Texans general manager Bill O’Brien has been known to make a trade or two in recent memory, but how good or bad have they been?

By now, we’re all well aware of the ludicrous trade that was made last month by Houston Texans general manager/head coach Bill O’Brien, and honestly we’re all tired of thinking about it.

Though the trade has not been made official due to a lack of physicals being passed, there is a very low likelihood that it will be overturned or amended before the NFL draft. This trade in question sent shockwaves throughout the league and drastically changed both the Texans and Arizona Cardinals offenses.

Both David Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins have been All-Pro selections in their careers, but Hopkins is widely considered a Top 3 wide receiver in the league, and Johnson has had trouble producing since 2016.

The major upside to the trade made by Bill O’Brien, if any, was getting the 40th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, which should likely be used on a cornerback or pass rusher. Hopkins was definitely worth at least one first-rounder, and this is easily one of the most one-sided trades in recent NFL history.

Next are seven more trades made by Bill O’Brien as he is the face of all decision making when it comes to the team.