Even though the chances of it happening are less than successfully navigating an asteroid field, let’s take a look at what it would do for the Texans defense.
Von Miller is a free agent this offseason. What is means is that he will get the franchise tag slapped on him in all likelihood and return to Denver for another year before getting a monstrous deal. But in the extremely unlikely event he entertains the idea of leaving the Broncos swarming defense that won them a Super Bowl and signed with Houston, what would that do for the defense?
Miller was a standout at Texas A&M, whose College Station campus is just about 100 miles from Houston; so while still very unlikely to happen it could be considered more than just a pipe dream. If Miller were to join forces with J.J. Watt, the best pass rusher in the league, it would arguably give the Texans not just the best pass rushing duo; but the best two pass rushers in the entire NFL on the same defense.
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On top of the best two pass rushers in the league, you’d have Jadeveon Clowney, a former #1 overall pick, as your third best pass rusher. The three of them on the field together would be the most intimidating pass rush the league has seen in years. It would bring back memories of the Fearsome Foursome, Grits Blitz and New York Sack Exchange. The problem for offenses is that if they doubled both Watt and Miller, then Clowney would be left one on one and a guy with his athletic ability could have a 20 sack season.
The Texans were fifth in the league in sacks last season with 45 and 14 interceptions tied for 13th in the league. Both of those numbers would be guaranteed to go up. Heck, with three guys capable of reaching 20 sacks on their own merit it is not unforeseen that the Texans could break the record of 72 sacks set by the 1985 Chicago Bears, particularly in this day and age of pass heavy offenses. It would help even more if the offense could get some leads and force the other teams to have to throw more and allow the trio of Watt, Miller and Clowney to pin their ears back and go up the field most of the game.