Lewis tore it up for the Browns in his first training camp with the club, but suffered a broken leg during the preseason that kept him out all year. In 2014, with a new staff in place and Banner gone, the Browns let Lewis go. In 2015, he caught on with the New England Patriots, where he’s been a major contributor in the running back rotation.
Acho’s career right after the trade started off a little more optimistically than Lewis’ did. But by 2015, Acho had seen the end of his playing days and transitioned into somewhat of a media role.
During Super Bowl week, Acho had the chance to reminisce with Lewis about the trade:
In 2013 i was traded to the #Eagles from the @Browns. The player I was traded for is playing in the #SuperBowl. I’m holding the mic. I asked him who got the better end of the deal lol. pic.twitter.com/yQmxQz0Ccz— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) February 2, 2018
Lewis gave props to Banner for believing in him. Somewhere, Banner is smiling, and he was sure to retweet the clip on his own page.