New England Patriots Football Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

Will the Patriots call the Texans about Garoppolo?

Will the Patriots call the Texans about Garoppolo?
Published On: Mon, Feb 13
Jan 10, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; /New England Patriots strong safety Duron Harmon (30) celebrates with teammates after intercepting the ball against the Baltimore Ravens during the fourth quarter in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Texans have a lot of priorities in the offseason, and none is more important than improving at quarterback.

In the draft, through free agency or by trade, general manager Rick Smith and coach Bill O'Brien have to find a way to upgrade the most important position on the team.

In O'Brien's first three seasons, the Texans finished 9-7, including back-to-back AFC South titles and a wild-card victory over Oakland.

Even though Brock Osweiler threw 15 touchdown passes and 16 interceptions and compiled a rating of 72.2, only four teams advanced further than the Texans this season.

It is interesting to note that since the merger of the NFL and AFL in 1970, only two Houston teams advanced beyond the divisional round - the 1978 and 1979 Oilers. Even the Oilers of the run-and-shoot era, with Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon, never made it further than the Texans this season.

Division catching up

Improvement at quarterback is essential for the Texans because the AFC South should improve next season. Only Jacksonville finished with a losing record in 2016.

Despite the Texans winning four of the last six division titles, expect Tennessee to be the sexy pick to win the AFC South next season.

The Texans have Osweiler, Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden on the roster at QB. Owner Bob McNair said last week the most likely avenue to pursue another quarterback is the draft - if they find a prospect O'Brien and Smith believe in.

The Texans have the 25th pick in the first round. Smith has done a terrific job of drafting in the first round, but this may be the year he has to trade up, even if it costs first-round picks this year and beyond. But that prospect would have to be special.

This problem has to be fixed. Obviously, the Texans thought they solidified the position last year when they signed Osweiler. But in his first season he didn't do anything to justify the four-year, $72 million contract.

Read the complete news article here...


More Featured News

Devin McCourty sympathizes with Malcolm Butler after CB was benched in Super Bowl LII
Published On: Fri, Feb 23
Despite no new information, the Malcolm Butler story will not go away.Appearing on Sirius XM radio Friday, for the second time this week Devin McCourty was asked about Butler not playing a single d...
Report: Martellus Bennett Wants To Play In 2018, Currently Under Contract With Patriots
Published On: Fri, Feb 23
Veteran tight end Martellus Bennett had an up-and-down 2017 season " to say the least. He publicly contemplated retirement, fought with the Packers over what he deemed unfair medical treatment, got...
15 NFL players who could be cut before free agency
Published On: Wed, Feb 21
The official start to the new league year is less than a month away, which means all 32 NFL teams are gearing up for their annual free agency frenzy.In preparation for said frenzy, each team is cur...
Julian Edelman comeback from ACL surgery appears to be going well
Published On: Wed, Feb 21
Julian Edelman tore his ACL in the third preseason game back in August, but his rehab appears to be going quite well.Edelman posted a video of him working out with resistance bands Tuesday night on...
Should Patriots bring back James Harrison?
Published On: Wed, Feb 21
What a difference a year makes.When the New England Patriots mounted the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history against the Atlanta Falcons, they relied on a solid group of veteran edge rushers: R...
NFL Rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?
Published On: Tue, Feb 20
Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their team...
Bill Polians take on Nick Foles gives the lie to his past claims about Tom Brady
Published On: Tue, Feb 20
Bill Polian is a Hall of Fame General Manager, but as an ESPN analyst hes struggling to get his stories straight.Polian says the Eagles should turn down anything but a monster trade offer for backu...
Patriots can eye a few candidates for the franchise tag
Published On: Tue, Feb 20
Decision time looms when it comes to shaping the Patriots roster for the 2018 season.Today marks the first opportunity to apply the franchise tag to players, and teams must make their designations ...
Patriots Rumors: Could James Harrison Return To New England?
Published On: Tue, Feb 20
Will James Harrison go down in New England Patriots lore as another Junior Seau, or will he be one and done like Steven Jackson?The Patriots have that question to answer this offseason since the so...
Patriots must not wait to find successor to Rob Gronkowski
Published On: Tue, Feb 20
If one word will sum up the offseason for the New England Patriots, it will be succession. By retaining Josh McDaniels at the final hour, Robert Kraft ensured that theres a succession plan in place...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts

Name Pos
Julian Edelman WR
Rob Gronkowski TE
Tom Brady QB
Stephen Gostkowski PK
James Harrison LB
Martellus Bennett TE
Devin McCourty S
Brian Hoyer QB
David Harris LB
Alan Branch DE
See All Players