Houston Texans: The danger zone signings for each AFC South foe

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If these players signed came to the AFC South, they would turn it into a “Danger Zone” for the Houston Texans.

With the 2022 NFL season set to begin in seven days, the Houston Texans are getting ready to sign a ton of their own free agents and a few from the actually free-agent pool. But what should be examined is which signings would turn this rapidly changing AFC South into a “danger zone” for the Houston Texans.

No, we’re not talking about the Kenny Loggins song- but that does have its time and place. What inspired this piece was what happened in the AFC West when the Broncos traded for Russell Wilson. The AFC West quickly became the best division in the entire league, now with four franchise quarterbacks at the helm.

So which players would make life harder for the Houston Texans? Let’s start with the Jacksonville Jaguars:

Houston Texans “Danger Zone” player number one: Tyrann Mathieu

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This would be a wildcard team in the Tyrann Mathieu market, but let’s face it. The Jaguars don’t have a defensive leader. Mathieu is known for being a fiery and vocal player that would awaken a potential sleeping giant in the Jaguars’ defense. However, they did beat the Buffalo Bills last season by holding them to six points.

Mathieu’s spitfire personality would do wonders for a Jaguars defense that has been downtrodden for most of their history. Mathieu would be able to get a ton of interceptions on the young Davis Mills, Ryan Tannehil, and whoever else is going to be the quarterback in Indianapolis.

Mathieu can still be used at a high level for a few years and impart wisdom to the younger players behind him.