The Houston Texans have made decisions in free agency. Decisions to not pursue players and keep others. So far, they’ve all be the right moves. Let’s examine.
The NFL’s “legal tampering” period opened up yesterday. This is a time where teams can begin to negotiate and agree to contracts with free agents without any negative repercussions. Many expected the Houston Texans to come away with positive news from this first day.
The NFL is a brutal business where players can get cast aside for next to nothing and teams ink new guys to massive contracts. These deals lead to cuts which create more free agents in a very cyclical process.
It’s also an exciting time because players can get their bag and make their money that they’ve worked so hard for. Teams can add exciting, new players that propel and grow potential championship hopes for the future.
Some deals are absolutely massive and well worth the money that’s doled out, like the contract the Texans gave Johnathan Joseph many moons ago. Others are massive and don’t pan out at all and some don’t even make any sense at the time they’re signed.
However, as events have transpired and contracts have been revealed, not everything has been roses for the Houston Texans. The best players at positions of need signed elsewhere, the team has already lost key contributors but, they’ve also retained some important role players as well. Let’s dive in.