Houston Texans: Three reasons why the team should go for it all in 2019

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Reason #1: Why the Texans must push all their chips to the front

The Houston Texans have the chance to follow suit of the Rams and bet everything they have on one season and attempt to get themselves to the Super Bowl.

The Houston Texans will have up to about $85 million in cap space to spend this off season so they definitely have the resources to make this notion happen.

Building for the future is the conservative approach but with that method you don’t know when your championship window will close. The league changes rapidly and that’s portrayed perfectly in the AFC North where it looks like the Cleveland Browns, who were 0-16 just a season ago, could eventually overthrow the Pittsburgh Steelers. With Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell wanting out, I can safely assert that their window closed for the time being.

In the AFC South, you’ve got the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that’s a QB away from being a contender again.  It’s important to note that the Colts are set up to possibly have the best off season of 2019 with the draft capita (nine picks for 2019) and the cap money (an estimated $117.2 million) that they’ll have available.

The Colts will be set up for the future but the Houston Texans need to carve their niche and build for now. Why and how would they do that?

Trending. Four unrestricted free agents the team must re-sign. light

The first thing is to be VERY ACTIVE in the trade market, which is very uncharacteristic of this team to begin with.

And here’s a quote that should ring true with how the Houston Texans should strategize their future:

"“Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.”"

That quote can be twisted to a football perspective.  They need to get out of their comfort zone and be aggressive. Aggressive wins in life.

Peters, Talib and Cooks were all acquired via trade but the Rams had to give up a few picks in the draft for them. Although Brian Gaine drafted solidly this past season, one isn’t guaranteed great results every time they draft. Let’s be honest, it’s a hit or miss. I would rather trade for a player who has proven what he can do in the league rather than the unknown.

Obviously, they would have to give up a player or two as well. The Rams last year gave up Alec Ogletree and Robert Quinn, who were two household names in the franchise.