The Houston Texans have made some big moves this offseason.
They traded away Brandin Cooks.
Then they signed Robert Woods to replace him.
They signed Dalton Schultz to become their starting tight end.
Houston also traded for Shaq Mason to solidify their offensive line.
A couple of weeks ago, they made their biggest splash of the offseason when they traded up to pick 3 in the NFL Draft after having already made the 2nd selection.
Now they’ve gone out and made another big move.
According to The Score’s Jordan Schultz, the Texans are signing former Pro Bowl corner back Shaquill Griffin to a 1-year deal worth $4.5 million.
Breaking: CB Shaquill Griffin is signing a 1-year deal with the #Texans worth up to $4.5M, source tells @theScore.
The 2019 Pro Bowler most recently played for the #Jaguars after beginning his NFL career with the #Seahawks. Still just 27 years old, Shaq has amassed 6 career… pic.twitter.com/voJQt5SFUL
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) May 13, 2023
Griffin turned a 2019 Pro Bowl nod in a hefty contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars a couple of years ago, but struggled for the Jags.
In his first year with the team, he didn’t intercept a pass and only defended 7 while also seeing his tackle total drop. In his 2nd year, he missed 12 games.
Despite his struggles in Jacksonville, there the Texans will be hoping that he can return to the form we saw when he was playing for the Seahawks.
After a couple of brutal years for the Texans, they appear to be moving back in the right direction.
Griffin will team up with Derek Stingley Jr, who the Texans drafted 3rd overall last season, in the secondary. They’ll be playing behind the best pass rusher in this year’s draft.
The team now has hopefully found their franchise QB, they’ve brought in some interesting options for him to throw to, have a running back that almost ran for 1000 yards as a rookie last season, and have some younger receivers that could break out this season.
It might not all come together in 2023, but the Houston Texans shouldn’t find themselves picking in the top 3 for much longer.