Texans Stats (8 seasons)
- 385 receptions
- 4,617 receiving yards
- 29 touchdowns
Many have tried to replace Owen Daniels since 2014, but none have been the player he was with the franchise from 2006-13 and for good reason … Daniels was one heck of a football player and maybe the most undervalued player to ever wear a Houston uniform.
Daniels played in 100 games for Houston, making 96 starts in his eight seasons with the franchise. Though Daniels finished his career with one season stints with the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos (where he won a Super Bowl), he’ll always be remembered for the player he was while in Houston.
Isn’t it true that though the Texans have had some good players at times to play tight end, nobody has been as consistent over the number of seasons that Daniels was when he played for the Texans.
Imagine if Davis Mills had a tight end as talented as Daniels on his offense, and maybe this year the Texans finally have, but until it actually happens, the Texans have never truly replaced the player that Daniels was in the mid-2000s.
Daniels — a two-time Pro Bowl selection — averaged 12 yards per reception during his Houston tenure, while also at least five touchdown receptions in three of his eight seasons, with a career-high six in 2012.
What are your thoughts on the three players listed? Would you like to see these players when they were are their best playing for the ’22 Houston team? What players would you add to this list, and who would you replace?