It’s the time of year when football fans start fantasizing about ways their team can make that one big move that will take their team to the top in the next season.
With their team coming back from a 1-4 record to start the year, to ultimately win their division and head to the playoffs, Texans fans have to be of the mind set that anything can happen.
In 2015 most of their success was due to the play of J.J. Watt and a devastating defense, as they only got mediocre production from their quarterback and running back spots.
The only real star they currently have on their offense is DeAndre Hopkins, who proved by hauling in 111 catches, for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns, in his first season as a #1 receiver, that he can be one of, if not the best passcatcher in the game.
Imagine what D-Hops could do with a future hall of famer like Drew Brees throwing him the ball.
The Saints already have a $12 million cap hit going into next season, and after restructuring Brees’ salary to squeeze out some extra room this year, he would count for $30 million against their cap in 2016.
That will be a ton of pressure for a team who has a bunch of holes to fill and could possibly even have a new head coach next year.
If the Saints do let Brees go, there should be a bunch of teams (Cleveland Browns, NY Jets, St Louis Rams) interested in acquiring his services, but none of them make as much sense as the Houston Texans.
The Texans also have a couple of other passionate and experienced veteran receivers (Nate Washington and Cecil Shorts) who would make nice targets for Brees, and could help reestablish himself as an elite quarterback.
If Arian Foster can recover from his Achilles surgery and stay healthy next season this could be one of the most dangerous offenses in the entire NFL.
Also, signing Brees through free agency, would allow Houston to focus their draft strategy on bringing in another top wide receiver, running back or tight end to add even more firepower to this squad.
A move like this would definitely have Texans fans dreaming about a Super Bowl victory. For now they can only cross their fingers and hope for the best.