1. Bradley Roby (Cornerback)
Is Bradley Roby the right choice for the Houston Texans this offseason in terms of paying him a large amount of money to keep him off the roster and away from the rest of the league? This is a tough decision the powers that be for the Texans are going to have to make very soon.
Should the Texans let Roby walk and try out free agency, or should they pay him before he tests the market, and like Tyrann Mathieu did last season, leaves the franchise after one season? In ’19 with the Texans, Roby totaled 34 solo tackles as a cornerback, but more importantly had two interceptions, was targeted 60 times by the opposing quarterback and allowed 37 receptions.
Pro Football Focus graded Roby at 66.8 overall (on a scale of 100) for this past season, and taking a closer look at his numbers, he even had a sack. In some situational stats provided by The Football Database, both of Roby’s interceptions came in the first half, and one of them went for a touchdown.
Roby also had eight pass deflections this past season, plus had a forced fumble and was able to record two tackles for loss. Roby might not be the best cornerback in the league, but a second season with the Texans would be helpful for both parties.
The cornerback was paid $10 million for his services last season, and the season before that was just over $8.5 million, so that is the expected range for Roby this season too.
If that is the case, it will be interesting to see if Houston is willing to spend that type of money, or will they be willing to let Roby test free agency after one season with the franchise?