Houston Texans: 4 free agents who won’t be back in 2022

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There will be a lot more turnover for the Houston Texans than what has already happened with the franchise since Nick Caserio was hired as general manager this past offseason.

The ’22 offseason is primed to be wild for the current third-worst team in the entire NFL, and with a month left in the current season, now is the time to take a close look at pending free agents and figure out who won’t be returning to the team next season.

Next are 5 players who won’t be returning to the Texans next season, and though these are just predications, it won’t be a surprise if (and when) it happens.

4. Tyrod Taylor, QB

At one time it could have been a possibility that Tyrod Taylor could return for another year with the Houston Texans, but he’s since been benched for rookie Davis Mills, so that should be the writing on the wall for the veteran quarterback.

At first when the season began there was a feeling Taylor could lead the Texans to a handful of wins, but there have been only two victories this season, and the quarterback missed six games due to injury. During that time Mills was winless as the Texans’ starter under center, and currently the team has a 2-11 record.

Of the pending free agents, Taylor has the largest contract at $5.5 million average salary, and though in QB standards that isn’t breaking the bank for an NFL team, maybe the Texans believe those funds can be used to bring in a better quarterback for next season.

From what went from a hopeful situation with Taylor now doesn’t feel like a possibility that he returns next season for the Texans as they continue to figure out what the long-term future at quarterback is for the struggling franchise.