Houston Texans: 3 free agents team should sign to a ‘prove it’ deal

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The Houston Texans offseason has been nothing short of tumultuous. Shaky hiring processes, shocking hires, and a disgruntled franchise quarterback who has a contract extension at 25 years old is not a good way to start the new league year.

While many fans are as frustrated as they can be, it won’t stop the 2021 NFL season from arriving upon us.

This is an unappealing situation without a doubt. It would take a premium price to pay for the Houston Texans to get any player or future staff member to sign with the franchise. Unless the situation with Deshaun Watson smooths over, and the reputation the Texans have around themselves cleans up, then that premium price will continue to stick around. It’s not like the Texans are contenders. They are far from it, even with Watson.

Despite everything, there are enticing options for the Houston Texans to try and pursue, regardless if Watson stays or not.

It’s possible that you may question the players on this list, and that’s understandable. But the reality is that the Houston Texans won’t be able to sign star free agents because though Nick Caserio  — current GM of the Houston Texans — managed to free up some cap space, it’s still far from building a contending roster.

Due to the lack of draft capital and cap space, there are a few prove it deals would be necessary to try and make the roster at least somewhat worth looking at, even if it means signing some players that may have more risk attached to their name and play style.

Here are the three players who can help the Houston Texans with “prove it” deals in 2021.