The Houston Texans are entering the first true rebuilding season in the Nick Caserio era.
After trading Deshaun Watson to the Cleveland Browns and getting three first-round picks, among a lot more, it’s clear that the Houston Texans are being guided into a new era by their general manager, Nick Caserio.
Trading Watson was a formality, and everyone was sure it would happen. What is more unclear is what will happen to the Houston Texans’ best wide receiver, Brandin Cooks.
Cooks has back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in his two years as a Texan. This is quite remarkable considering how bad each of the past two seasons have been. Another thing to note is just how crazy this offseason has been with trades.
The lesson learned from the 2022 offseason is that no player is safe and can be shipped out at any moment (especially Tyreek Hill, who was traded in 60 minutes last week). Speaking of Hill, that brings us to the New York Jets.
The Jets were the team that lost the trade war for Hill, and reports are still circulating that Jets GM Joe Douglas is still in the market for a top-tier wide receiver. This is where Cooks and the Jets could become a reality.
Before the “Jets have no players!” talks start raining down, they do have a good bunch of players that can be traded for. They also have the top-ranked draft picks in this year’s draft. So there will be three different trade packages; picks only, players only, and a combination of both.