Which teams would be the best suitors for Justin Reid?
With the news of Justin Reid having reportedly violated team rules, the Houston Texans coaching staff decided to declare him a healthy scratch from Sunday’s game vs. the New York Jets.
Reid joined Deshaun Watson as the other healthy scratch on the roster.
It’s a hard pill to swallow for Houston Texans fans, as Reid has virtually been the team’s best player in all aspects. With this sudden rift between Reid and David Culley, the team’s head coach, the end of Reid’s tenure may be in sight.
So who are the teams that would be the best fits for the Texans’ star safety? Before the trade deadline, I previously wrote that Reid would be a great fit for the Kansas City Chiefs. While they are certainly still a viable option, what other teams could be on the market for one of the last remaining stars of the Texans team?
After a spat like this, the chances of Justin Reid returning to the team are minimal. As Reid is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the season (per Spotrac). The only way Reid would stick around is if he is tagged in any sort of way by means of the franchise or transition tag.
The 2022 values for those two ranges are from $11-$13M, as OverTheCap reports. Would Reid demand that kind of a contract come March of 2022? Some teams may throw him the big check, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see a middle-of-the-road deal for Reid.
With the cap hits out of the way, let’s take a look at which teams could benefit from signing Reid, ranked from least to most likely.