The Houston Texans are losing Jacob Martin in free agency.
After spending the last three years with the Houston Texans, Jacob Martin is joining the New York Jets. While in Houston, Martin didn’t have the most productive time, recording four pass breakups, four forced fumbles, four sacks, and 54 combined tackles.
The Seattle Seahawks originally drafted Martin in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL draft out of Temple University. Martin could be in for a more featured role in Robert Saleh’s defense. This leaves the following linebackers on the roster, regardless of their position:
These are all players that have limited experience, minus Christian Kirksey. Once the Deshaun Watson trade is completed, there should be at least one more signing. That’s what has kept the Texans and, frankly, the entire league from making more free-agent moves.
Houston Texans letting Jacob Martin go has to be in line with Deshaun Watson’s trade.
Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network reported that the Saints and Falcons are the finalists in the Deshaun Watson trade. Wilson says the edge belongs to New Orleans, which could open the door for Zach Baun or Demario Davis to be a part of the trade.
Those linebackers would be great to see in Lovie Smith’s system, as they have been effective so far in their careers and have a tremendous upside for a defense that needs a pass rush.
Best of luck to Mr. Martin in New York.