Houston Texans: Team should pull out all stops to pursue Antonio Brown

Free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown | Houston Texans (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Free agent wide receiver Antonio Brown | Houston Texans (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

The Houston Texans need additional depth at wide receiver and Antonio Brown is still a free agent. Deshaun Watson has expressed interest, will the team?

The Houston Texans are about two months away from the start of the season and it remains to be seen what the training camp and preseason schedule will look like leading into the start.  Hell, how the NFL will look this season is definitely up in the air as negotiations are still underway on the best way to bring back football in a safe, professional manner.

It’s hard to fathom fans being in stadiums just two months from now but I’m positive that we’ll be able to cheer our teams on from our homes — and maybe in the future — at our favorite watering holes.

Although it’s important that we uphold our civic duty by wearing our masks and staying socially distant by staying home as much as possible, I miss being at my favorite sports bars watching my teams.  It’s a part of life that is currently voided but I totally understand the reasoning why we have to do this.  We’re saving lives by wearing our masks and staying home.  We’ll get back there one of these days and let’s hope sooner than later.

Guess what?  It’s July 3 and Antonio Brown is still a free agent.  Did anybody even fathom that him being with the Houston Texans was a possibility?  AB’s personality would certainly clash will Bill O’Brien who is certainly a no-nonsense type of guy.

But so is Bill Belichick.  If it didn’t work with the New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders or the Pittsburgh Steelers with the illustrious Mike Tomlin at the helm.  Brown has blown it badly with all of the opportunities he’s had to continue his career but with this extended time off with no pay, maybe it has gotten through to him that he must be a team player and not about himself.

I seriously doubt it but whoever picks him up — maybe the Houston Texans — will benefit from a healthy, rejuvenated Brown that’s ready to tear it up out on the gridiron.

He’ll be complementing Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb, Kenny Stills and Keke Coutee to which the latter could be the odd man out to make space for a spot for Brown.  Coutee has still yet to break out from the hype but you definitely know what you’re getting with AB.

Deshaun Watson has expressed his interest after replying to a tweet that former wide receiver Chad Johnson wrote that indicated he wanted Brown to go the Houston Texans.

Watson is usually indirect when he speaks of his desire to advocate for roster moves but with an image of rap mogul, Drake rolling down his window with the expression of interest tells you all you need to know about where he stands.

Brown hasn’t seen much action since the 2018 season where he saw action in 15 starts all while

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feuding with Tomlin and counterpart JuJu Smith-Schuster along the way.

But at age 31, does he still have the goods to make this team successful?  ABSOLUTELY.  I’m willing to take his baggage if it helps this team get ever-closer to a Super Bowl or even just the AFC Championship Game, which is something no professional football franchise in Houston has ever accomplished.

But quite honestly, it shouldn’t be the point where he’s embarrassing the reputation of this team.  But you know what?  I don’t think it will happen because Watson commands the type of respect that past quarterbacks for the Houston Texans could only dream of.  Notwithstanding the love, he gets around the league.

With all of the balls that will be thrown AB’s way, I think Watson has that type of electrical connection with his teammates that will keep this intriguing free agent grounded for the most part.

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We’ll have to see how it goes — I’m not going to post his stats, you already know how good he is, is just a matter of if he’s a good fit for the Houston Texans and I think he would be.

He’ll also have to smooth things over with Roger Goodell as well because I don’t things have gone too well in that arena in terms of making his case for a return.

Let’s hope for the best — go Houston Texans!