The Houston Texans are searching for their legitimate second wide receiver.
So when looking for high-quality, low-cost free agents, why not look at the Green Bay Packers’ roster? Josina Anderson is reporting that Marquez Valdes-Scantling (referred to MVS hereafter) is drawing interest from the Houston Texans.
This would be a phenomenal pick-up for the Texans, as it was anyone’s battle for the WR2 spot behind Brandin Cooks last season. Cooks posted his second-consecutive 1,000-yard season in 2021, but even trade rumors for Cooks are also starting to move.
MVS would claim that spot the moment he signed on the dotted line. When it comes to his production, MVS hasn’t eclipsed more than 690 yards in a season, but his per-catch average is what really stands out. His career average is 17.5 yards a catch, which would suit Davis Mills’ strong suit perfectly.
The Houston Texans need to sign Marquez Valdes-Scantling as soon as possible.
This is a no-brainer move. MVS would get a decent contract, and both parties would be happy in what could be an extremely pass-heavy offense. It could even be as beneficial to MVS to join that he may just out-produce Cooks. That’s one heck of a bold prediction, but there are not too many other candidates who could be better than MVS in the deep steel blue.
Houston has about $17 million in cap space, but that’s before the more likely trade of Deshaun Watson happening. So a more significant contract could be in the works, but not as big as Christian Kirk’s.
It’s a great move that should be up there on the priority list for the Texans. Let’s hope they see it the same way.