I know, I know, it’s hard to buy into the idea that the Texans will actually take a chance and woo a top tier free agent. But lets put that aside for a moment, because the latest news out of the Bristol news desk is that ESPN’s Adam Schefter thinks it could happen. He still thinks Nnamdi Asomugha wants to play on the East Coast, but he listed the Texans as one of three teams lined up to pursue Asomugha:
Unfortunately, when you juxtapose chasing Asomugha against Bob McNair’s comments from yesterday, it appears unlikely that the Texans will actually be able to meet Asomugha’s asking price:
“If there’s a veteran player out there who can really help our team, we’ll go after them, but we’re not going to pay more than we think they’re worth. We’re not going to do something we think is crazy.”
It will be interesting to see which way this goes, but Texans fans would be advised not to get their hopes up too high given the number of teams likely to be involved with Asomugha and Houston’s track record of not chasing (and paying) elite free agents.
But it’s a nice change of pace to actually see the Texans linked to the player who would do the most for them this offseason.