The Houston Texans had one of the worst secondary units in the NFL in 2020. They lacked the draft capital to take any top corners in last April’s draft but they do have a big history of trading with the Dolphins.
Even with Bill O’Brien no longer pulling the strings and getting taken advantage of by Chris Grier, new GM, Nick Caserio has made a couple of trades this year with the Dolphins, including the one that brought Bernardrick McKinney to south Florida.
Houston’s biggest problem is their cap situation. They have about $8.6 million in space and they can’t afford to trade any of their first-round picks after sitting out the last two years in the Laremy Tunsil deal.
I won’t go down the rabbit hole with DeShaun Watson as some others have speculated but looking at their team cap situation, Watson is the highest-paid member of the team at $15.9 million this year. The next highest-paid player is WR Randall Cobb at $10.4 million. Howard could easily become the highest-paid player on that roster and that would be something he would likely enjoy.
It would make some sense for Houston to bring Howard in but the truth is they are a few years away from getting back into the mix in their division and Howard isn’t going to make them better quicker.