Arizona Cardinals have traded offensive tackle Josh Jones to the Houston Texans, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The deal comes as Jones enters the final year of his rookie contract, having started 11 games in 2022.
The Cardinals’ decision to select Ohio State OT Paris Johnson with the 6th overall pick during April’s 2023 draft seemed to foreshadow a change in the offensive line landscape.
With Johnson’s addition, Josh Jones found himself without a clear path to a starting position, per Schefter.
Josh Jones, a third-round pick by the Cardinals in the 2020 NFL Draft, exhibited potential over the course of his career. Jones has started 21 out of 47 games, showcasing his versatility and growth on the field.
The Cardinals are sending Jones and a seventh-round pick to the Texans Houston’s fifth-round pick.
In Houston, Jones will bolster the Texans’ offensive line as added depth behind established tackles LT Laremy Tunsil and RT Tytus Howard.
Last season, Jones earned a commendable 75.8 grade from Pro Football Focus (PFF), further indicating his value on the field.
Earlier today, the Cardinals traded LB Isaiah Simmons to the Giants for a 7th round pick, and fans are wondering if they’re tanking for USC’s Caleb Williams.