The Houston Texans had many problems on offense this season, as Matt Schaub and Case Keenum combined to have a season full of turnovers whilst winning just two games all season. Part of the reason for the struggles was because aside from Andre Johnson, there weren’t any other consistent receivers to help him out this season.
Luckily for the Texans, the free agency pool is absolutely loaded with plenty of game-changing receivers who can make big plays.
Cover32 came out with their list of the Top 10 wide receivers available in free agency.
Eric Decker is one player on the list, and without a doubt would be able to help the Texans passing offense improve. He finished 2013 with 87 catches for 1,288 yards and 11 touchdowns and was a key reason the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning set the record for most points scored in a season (606) and why Manning set the record for most touchdown passes in a season. Decker’s deep-threat and over-the-middle ability made him one of the league’s best receivers. The Texans should definitely make a run at him, since he’ll likely be a free agent due to Broncos’ cap problems.
Julian Edelman is another one that could help them out. He finished the 2013 campaign with 105 catches for 1,056 yards and six touchdowns, excelling in the slot for the New England Patriots. Using his small size, but quick-feet agility and ability to make the clutch third-down catches while he works the middle of the field could help the Texans passing game.
Golden Tate isn’t known to be a consistent receiver, but his incredible speed, athleticism to make amazing catches and the ability to make clutch plays make him another option that could be much cheaper. With DeAndre Hopkins lining up beside him, Tate could give this offense plenty of speed that would wear down opposing defenses.
Should the Texans go after one of the receivers on the list? Or should they use their cap space to shore up other weaknesses? You decide, Texans fans.