The Houston Texans could be very close to a serious upgrade at the wide receiver position.
In the latest addition to “star players wanting to leave the NFC West,” Deebo Samuel isn’t happy being used as a multi-purpose weapon for the San Francisco 49ers anymore.
So much so that Samuel has requested a trade out of the division, just like Russell Wilson did a season ago.
According to The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami, the top two teams are the New York Jets and the…Houston Texans? Yes, that is correct.
Not too far removed from trading Deshaun Watson and the Texans, of all teams, are now a contender to get one of the top-tier pass catchers in the game.
Samuel had over 1,400 yards receiving last season- a feat that only Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins have achieved in Texans history.
Houston Texans can offer a more attractive package than the New York Jets for Deebo Samuel.
Sorry to say this to the Jets fans, but your disappointment may continue as Houston simply has a much better selection of picks to give San Francisco.
Of course, Houston won’t give up number three, but this year’s 13th and 37th selections, followed by another choice in 2023 or 2024, would be hard to pass up.
San Francisco isn’t picking until the 61st overall pick, late in the second round. This would give them new life as they look to compete with the L.A. Rams for control over the NFC West. Houston would get a wide receiver who could be used for gadget plays at a moment’s notice.
Houston should make the trade for Samuel, as he is a proven player who instantly become the best wide receiving tandem in the division when paired with Brandin Cooks.
Not only that, but Samuel is one of the most exciting players to watch, and that’s what’s going to help bring Texans fans back to the stadium.
Nick Caserio, go do your thing and bring Deebo Samuel to the 713. Houston needs it.