Five way too-early free agent targets for the Houston Texans

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Houston Texans can upgrade their pass catchers with Chris Godwin as a target

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 48. WR. Tampa Bay. ChrisGodwin. 14. player

Who knows if Tom Brady is going to return next year, but chances are that he probably will be back in the Pewter and Red. One Buccaneer who won’t be back is Chris Godwin. Godwin had a breakout season in 2019 in which he hit career highs in receiving yards, touchdowns, and receptions. The fact that he’s played behind the old version of Jameis Winston and now Brady is a career contrast unlike any other.

The problem with Tampa Bay is that there are too many mouths to feed. Mike Evans, Rob Gronkowski, Cameron Brate, O.J. Howard, and even Scottie Miller all want the ball. It’s time for Godwin to get out and get targets like a true WR1 like he was in 2019.

Godwin can hit those same numbers here in Houston, and there is the cap space to do so. Maybe Godwin’s arrival would help calm Brandin Cooks down while Houston rides out the storm on his contract extension that he originally signed with the L.A. Rams a few years ago.

Those two would combine for a good one-two punch that would make any quarterback’s life easier. When it comes to things in Houston, those “easy” opportunities are hard to find.