Houston Texans: Five most underrated moves of the offseason
No. 2: Signing Phillip Lindsay could bring huge rewards
The move to sign running back Phillip Lindsay to the roster is one where it is high reward and low-risk for the Texans and even Lindsay himself. There is potential with the free agent addition of Lindsay to become a 1,000-yard rusher again if he challenges incumbent starter David Johnson.
There is also the fact that Johnson and Lindsay can become a very solid duo for the offense of the Houston Texans because with the quarterback situation still an unknown, maybe early on the running game will have to set the tempo for this franchise each week.
Lindsay’s contract is friendly to the Texans because it is a “prove it” deal, being that it is for one year and $3.25 million, with a $500,000 signing bonus. That is a lot of money for all of us, but for NFL contracts that is a bargain if Lindsay can produce like he once did a few short seasons ago with the Denver Broncos.
Lindsay has been a 1,000-yard rusher in the past with the Denver Broncos, and now with him potentially sharing time with Johnson and even some carries with Mark Ingram II, the hope with Lindsay is he rises to the top of the depth chart and makes a difference for this rushing game in Houston. The talent is still there for Lindsay, but it will be up to him to show everyone he’s still capable of being a lead back in the league. If so, what a move made by Nick Caserio this offseason.