The Houston Texans remain in a good position to win the AFC South.
CBS Sports has already ranked every team according to how well their front office did this offseason and the Texans didn’t fair well.
Now Bill Barnwell of ESPN has handed out report cards for every AFC South franchise and the Texans were given a C+ as their final grade.
Here’s some of what Barnwell wrote:
"It shouldn’t have been that hard to upgrade at quarterback. The Texans didn’t need to trade up for Watson to have a viable passer. Jay Cutler and Tony Romo were both available for free — and Houston could have used the money it saved on Osweiler to sign either — but it didn’t seem to go after the QBs very hard. Either probably would have been an upgrade on Watson, and they are almost definitely better than Tom Savage, who wasn’t good enough to fend off a cavalcade of mediocre quarterbacks in years past."
While I’m not against the fact that the Texans traded up for Watson, signing Jay Cutler and having him compete for the starting job and then waiting until next year’s draft for a quarterback wouldn’t have been a bad option either.
When it comes to Romo, the only way the Texans could have acquired him is in a trade.
Let’s be honest, does it make sense to trade anything for a quarterback that can’t stay healthy and is at the end of his career?
I’ll answer that one for you. No it doesn’t.
Barnwell did give the Texans credit for getting rid of the mess that was quarterback Brock Osweiler.
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Something that’s interesting is that Barnwell doesn’t think it’s good that Houston still hasn’t signed wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to a contract extension.
I don’t feel like Hopkins’ contract is big concern. The Texans have until next March to get that done. There’s no way they let him become a free agent.
I believe a C grade is fair for the Texans. They didn’t get better, but I also believe they’re not worse heading into the upcoming season.