The Houston Texans could find an affordable and effective wide receiver in Christian Kirk.
Throughout his time with the Arizona Cardinals, Christian Kirk had high hopes. A second-round draft pick in 2018, Kirk has had flashes of greatness that made him an attractive draft pick. Kirk had performed well at Texas A&M, posting over 2800 yards receiving and 26 touchdowns in three years.
Kirk was off to a good start for a rookie in 2018 until a road game in Green Bay ended his season where he broke his foot. Unfortunately, that may have changed Kirk for the worse, as he never lived up to the expectations that a second-round pick has.
Of course, having Josh Rosen as your quarterback will reduce your stats. But even with Kyler Murray throwing him the ball, the yards have not come. So is it a scheme issue for Kirk, or is it a quarterback problem?
Houston Texans may be able to revive Christian Kirk’s career
Kirk has been known to be speedy and take the tops off of defenses, and Davis Mills has a great deep passing game. This could theoretically work. On the other hand, Kirk has expressed his desire to be on the same team that Murray is on.
Until that situation is figured out, it may be wishful thinking to have Kirk come to Houston. However, Kirk would instantly be in the mix for the number two spot on the wide receiver depth chart. Especially if Brandin Cooks doesn’t return after the 2022 season, the job could go to Kirk.
Seeing if Chris Conley, Danny Amendola, and Nico Collins could outduel Kirk would be a fun camp battle to watch. Free agency is getting closer, so if Kirk doesn’t get brought back to Arizona, Houston may want to make an offer.