That would be a huge mistake, if you ask me. The Texans have two 1sts, a 2nd and two 3rds in the upcoming draft, with their own 1st probably being the 1.01. There are some hugely talented QBs in the draft.
Why would they waste that draft capital on a veteran QB who failed elsewhere, and an expensive WR who’s about to fall off the age cliff, when they could easily draft the best rookie QB of this class, plus one or even two top rookie WRs?
Commanders. Titans, Jets, maybe even the Bucs - I can see that. But not the Texans, unless they want to revive the old BOB spirit.
Carr will definitely draft interest as a free agent, so signing him will cost the Texans dearly.
And Davante Adams is insanely expensive:
$31.5m in 2023 (his age 31 season)
$23.5m in 2024 (his age 32 season)
And $15.7m in dead cap for 2025, if they want to move on and not pay him until he’s 35.
Over $70m for a player who’s approaching the age cliff as we speak. I never understood that contract the Raiders gave him. Picking it up would make sense for a win-now team. The Texans aren’t one, even with all those transactions.
They’d better get a top QB talent, 2 good WRs, and 2 more good options for their OL and D. They can then add a top RB in 2024, and then they are in a position to attack, with a multi-year time window.