The Houston Texans secondary got absolutely torched twice last season by Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady which means most likely there will be some changes made in the secondary. One decision that will have to be made is whether they will release or re-sign free safety Glover Quin.
A fourth round pick out of New Mexico in 2009, Quin was the team leader this season with 85 tackles. He finished the season with 14 passes defended and two interceptions. Quin has started 60 of 64 games in four seasons and moved from cornerback to safety in 2011 after the hiring of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Quin has openly said he would love to stay in Houston and most likely he will.
Quin is incredibly versatile and brings a lot of talent to this striving defense. He is a young player who seems to be constantly improving. Quin most likely will be Houston’s top free agent priority this offseason and should be able to work out a deal rather quickly as Quin, most likely will not be asking for a very large contract. Houston could always go another direction and franchise tag Quin, which would cost them roughly $7 million, but that would just cause this same issue next year so Quin will probably sign a four to five year deal to stay in Houston.
Houston will have ten other unrestricted free agents, making them able to sign with other teams, including kicker Shayne Graham, cornerbacks Alan Ball and Brice McCain, outside linebacker Connor Barwin, nose tackle Shaun Cody, fullback James Casey, inside linebackers Bradie James Tim Dobbins, running back Justin Forsett and punter Donnie Jones. Free agency begins March 12th.