This would be a dream scenario for general manager Rick Smith, who is still trying to wipe egg off his face from the previous 15 months. Smith signed Brock Osweiler to a four-year deal worth $72 million, only to trade him along with a 2018 second-round pick to the Browns after his atrocious play last year. Now, Smith is staring down the prospect of starting Tom Savage under center, which has to keep the personnel chief up at night. Now, he gets a lifeline with Mitchell Trubisky, who falls into his lap at the 25th pick.
Trubisky comes with his own set of concerns, but he has a chance to develop into a franchise quarterback. The former Tar Heels star only started one season in Chapel Hill, but showed enough to put him into the first round. Trubisky has the size, arm strength and athleticism to check plenty of boxes, but will his lack of experience hurt him moving forward? The Texans do provide him with a solid supporting cast, although the offensive line is a sieve. If Houston wants to compete for a Super Bowl, the time to find a long-term answer at quarterback is now.