Jeremy Maclin could help the Houston Texans.
News broke last Friday that the Kansas City Chiefs would be releasing veteran wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.
On Monday, Maclin’s release became official and he can now sign with whoever he pleases.
Once I heard about Maclin is being let go, I started to wonder whether he would be a good fit for the Texans.
First of all. It’s really a shame that Maclin ended up signing with the Chiefs as a free agent a few years ago because they could never really utilize his talent with quarterback Alex Smith under center.
Smith is a good quarterback, but I don’t believe he was the right guy to help Maclin flourish in Kansas City. But that’s a whole other story.
Maclin just turned 29 years-old in May. So he’s not too old. He’s on the back-end of his career, but he could have at least three more good years in him.
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Now of course second year wide receiver Will Fuller is the future when it comes to the Texans’ number two wide receiver alongside DeAndre Hopkins. But as we know he has some issues with dropping passes.
It also could take Fuller a another year before he is a more consistent threat.
The last thing the Texans and quarterback Tom Savage need is a receiver dropping passes. They need to take advantage of every chance they get.
So why not add Maclin for one season? If he gets injured or doesn’t play well, Houston would still have Fuller to fall back on.
I really don’t believe that adding a veteran receiver like Maclin or even Anquan Boldin would hurt the Texans. It would only help them after how poorly their offense played in 2016.