3 moves by Texans’ AFC South rivals that made us laugh

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The Houston Texans sure got a kick out of these three moves from their AFC South rivals.

The offseason is where teams try to get better, but sometimes their moves can provide some comedic relief. While the Houston Texans have yet to make a free agent acquisition that really moves the needle, at least we have three other teams to get a chuckle from.

Yes, Deshaun Watson got traded and gave the Texans a ton of picks to work with the next few years. That’s arguably the Texans’ biggest move overall. Next, the Colts brought in Matt Ryan, who instantly became the best quarterback in the division. Next, the Jaguars signed the sturdy Brandon Scherff to anchor their offensive line. Finally, the Tennessee Titans got Robert Woods for an insanely cheap price.

So which of the Texans’ opponents’ moves made us laugh? Let’s jump right in.

Jacksonville Jaguars waste $74 million on an unproven Christian Kirk

This was the one move made early on in free agency that made Texans fans laugh. This is such a Jaguars move to spend heaven and earth for a player that hasn’t done much of anything in his career. The 2nd round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2018, Kirk was having a nice rookie season until he broke his foot during the Cardinals’ upset win on the road at Lambeau.

Since then, Kirk never fully developed into the starting role, especially in 2020 when Larry Fitzgerald missed two games due to COVID-19. Kirk dropped a touchdown pass on the road against the New England Patriots that would’ve put them in the playoffs when you look at the grand scheme of things.

Kirk also made it clear that he was going to go wherever Kyler Murray went. That clearly isn’t the case anymore, as anyone would take that contract- especially a player coming off a rookie deal. We’ll see if the Jaguars can get him the ball and if Kirk can be effective in the much weaker AFC South.

But man, this was funny to see happen. Good luck, Jaguars!