Houston Texans get a great grade for free agency

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The Houston Texans are getting their grades from their initial free agency moves.

As they finally enter the long-awaited rebuild, the Houston Texans are starting to get feedback from analysts all over the NFL world of their free agency moves.

Aside from the fact that they have to treat a Deshaun Watson to the Cleveland Browns, they have made some other moves that haven’t registered on the “free agency Richter Scale” if you will.

Despite all of that, they got a grade from FanSided’s own Sayre Bedinger, who gave Houston some praise that was a little better than expected. Bedinger would provide them with a grade of a B+.

That’s a bit surprising as MJ Stewart, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, and Desmond King aren’t the kind of players who will win you a Super Bowl, but they’re going to be decent enough to improve the team.

Houston Texans get a very generous grade for free agency moves

It would be expected that the Watson trade had a lot to do with this grade. The Texans are one of a few teams in NFL history to get three first-round draft picks in a trade, and so it was a historic trade.

Texans fans were hoping they would get another key player or even more draft picks, but the fact that the Texans didn’t have to commit to a 230 million dollar fully guaranteed contract is a huge win.

Houston now has more cap space to work not only this year but for the years down the road. Then, they’ll truly be able to understand what they have in Davis Mills as their quarterback. It’s all about just being able to put the right weapons around him and give him some running backs who can actually produce on the ground.

It’s also worth noting that Davis Mills was the third-best rookie quarterback last year in terms of overall performance, only behind Mac Jones of the New England Patriots and Trevor Lawrence of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Mills brings a lot of talent to the table, but it’s like a gemstone that’s still in the ground. You have to continue to dig it out, give it some love, and ultimately craft it to become a beautiful stone. We’ll see if Pep Hamilton in the new Texans staff can do it.

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