No. 1: Bradley Roby, CB
The overall play of Bradley Roby isn’t why he might have played his last game with the Houston Texans, but the price tag he’s going to bring this offseason in free agency might be too high for general manager Bill O’Brien and the Houston franchise.
With Roby being a free agent, the cornerback position still isn’t the biggest need for the franchise this offseason, and most likely Roby knows that and hopefully the Texans know that, too. Roby in ’19 played in 10 regular-season games with the franchise, totaling 35 solo tackles, eight passes defensed, two tackles for loss, one interception, one QB hit, one forced fumble and one sack.
Those aren’t bad overall numbers, but at Pro Football Focus they graded Roby at 66.8 overall, as he was targeted 60 times , allowing 37 receptions. Roby’s playoff grade dropped to 53.6 in two games, where in the playoffs he totaled 10 solo tackles and was targeted by the opposing quarterbacks 14 times, allowing nine receptions.
The play could have been better — but that can be said for all NFL players — and coming off a one-year, $10 million contract, Roby will command a multi-year contract for a lot more money that the Texans need to spend elsewhere on their roster to improve for the 2020 season.