Here is a look at all the rookie draft pick contracts for the 2022 Houston Texans.
The Houston Texans made nine draft picks in 2022 during the 2022 NFL Draft with eight of the nine players now signed to contracts, all four years in length.
The Texans made two picks in the first, second and fifth rounds, along with one pick in the third and fourth rounds. Below are what the contracts are for the nine rookie draft choices, players the Texans will need for future, long-term success.
The Texans cornerback earned a nice deal after being selected as the third overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft as he’ll be making a contract worth $34.6 million all guaranteed with an average salary of nearly $8.7 million per year. Stingley Jr. is penciled in as a starter for Week 1 his rookie season, and he’ll be needed to help a struggling secondary from a season ago.
This was a huge pick by the Texans as Kenyon Green being the 15th player off the board in the ’22 draft now has signed a contract with the following terms: four years, $15.9 million (all guaranteed). The 21-year-old offensive lineman has the ability to play guard and tackle, plus he’ll give added protection for Davis Mills, which is at the top of the list of priorities for Houston this offseason. Green will average around $3.9 million per season.
The Houston Texans drafted Jalen Pitre with a second round pick (37th overall), and he’ll be paired with Derek Stingley Jr. to give the Texans a rookie secondary that will be eager to impress their first season in the NFL. Pitre’s contract is for four years for $8.95 million with $4.8 million guaranteed. Pitre will be a solid player to add to the secondary as the Texans needed a lot of help at the position, especially after players left the team from last season. Pitre is a part of a new era for the Houston defense.
The newest wide receiver for the Texans, John Metchie will be an excellent addition at slot for the offense once he’s able to be 100 percent on the field. Metchie with the 44th overall selection and the second pick for the Texans in the second round. The rookie’s contract is four years for $8.07 million with $4.921 million guaranteed. When he’s able to be on the field with Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins in ’22, that trio will be special to watch with Davis Mills as the quarterback.
Christian Harris is a great add to the linebacker roster of the Houston Texans, and this draft choice is great because the depth chart of the Houston linebackers needed this boost of youth mixed in with some of the veteran players. Harris is the only rookie to have not signed his rookie contract.
This is one of the best draft choices made by the Texans during the ’22 NFL Draft, and he’ll be an impactful player for the Houston offense. Pierce’s contract is four years for $4.475 million with $815,000 guaranteed. He’ll be averaging $1.118 million per season though the four-year contract. Pierce can become a solid player for the Texans if they use him to offset the play of veteran Marlon Mack.
Adding a rookie to the defensive line will be a huge help, especially with that defensive tackle being Thomas Booker of Stanford. Booker will be on a four-year contract worth $3.996 million with $336,412 guaranteed. Booker should get a good amount of time in the middle of the trenches in Lovie Smith’s defense his rookie season.
Rookie tight end Teagan Quitoriano will be on a four-year, $3.956 million deal with $296,144 guaranteed. He’ll had to battle his way onto the roster, but his addition through the draft means there will be some good competition at the tight end position during camp.
The final draft pick of the Texans was LSU offensive tackle Austin Deculus, as he’ll be competing for a spot on the depth chart at tackle. Deculus signed a $3.882 million contract for four years with $162,752 guaranteed.