Houston Texans should prioritize re-signing Bradley Roby to a deal

Houston Texans cornerback Bradley Roby sacking quarterback Tom Brady (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Houston Texans cornerback Bradley Roby sacking quarterback Tom Brady (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

Houston Texans cornerback Bradley Roby missed six games this season with a hamstring injury but should the team resign him? The answer is yes. Why?

The Houston Texans fell to the Tennessee Titans 35-14 yesterday but it’s not a loss that I’m disappointed about.  I understand that the Houston Texans had to rest the starters in anticipation of a playoff matchup that’s right around the corner.

In fact, their date has been set, the Houston Texans will be facing the Buffalo Bills this Saturday in their Wild Card matchup in the afternoon.  Kickoff is slated for 3:35 p.m. CST.  This will be far from an easy matchup for this team as the Bills are complete on both sides of the football all headed up by their young, dynamic quarterback in Josh Allen.

But in order to categorize this season as a success, they need to win this playoff game to show some sort of progression as a team at the helm of Bill O’Brien.  If they win TWO playoff games, that’s even better but I won’t put the cart before the horse.

As with any fan of the Houston Texans, I’d love for this team to get to the Super Bowl but taking a look at their chances pragmatically, I know that they’re just not there quite yet.

Nonetheless, there are many bright spots on this team and one of them has been the play of cornerback Bradley Roby.

Signed to a one-year, $10 million deal for this season, he has provided tremendous value for the investment despite missing six games with a hamstring injury this season.

Roby has been everything that we’ve hoped for sans the injury that sidelined him for a lengthy amount of time.

Quarterbacks are scared to throw at him because they know what’s going to happen with his

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innate ability to disrupt their targets.  He has been absolutely incredible.

I’m positive the Houston Texans want to bring him back but it’s all about how much he’s going to cost. Roby has already admonished that he has Texans‘ fever and wants to re-sign with the team.

That’s good to know and I’m sure the two sides will come to terms sometime this offseason, whenever that may be.

I think the tipping point for his candidacy was the Pick-6 that he collected off Jameis Winston in the first play of the game two weeks ago against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  With all of the plays that he’s made this season, this one was the icing on the cake and the decision should be unanimous to bring him back into the fold with this team.

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Roby, 27, had accumulated 38 tackles — 31 solos — along with two interceptions, one touchdown, 1.0 sack, eight passes defensed, one forced fumble, two tackles-for-loss and one quarterback hit through 10 games this season.