If the Houston Texans are going to follow the Kansas City Chiefs‘ footsteps as a worst-to-first success story, then Houston general manager Rick Smith better get busy. NFL free agency is nearing and Houston has plenty of needs to fill on their current roster. Of course, many of the Texans’ vacant positions will be filled via the draft, but one spot in particular could be acquired in a trade.
Let’s face it, no running back in the NFL is under more pressure than Arian Foster. And to make matters even worse, Houston’s back-up running back is likely on his way out of the Lone Star State. So Foster remains a total question mark and Ben Tate is leaving town. Well, what should Smith do?
Make a trade with the New Orleans Saints for running back Darren Sproles that’s what.
Texans first-year head coach Bill O’Brien might be known for molding Tom Brady under center, but the former offensive coordinator knows how important it is to have multiple athletic running backs. Heck, O’Brien made a living out of using and abusing Danny Woodhead while with the New England Patriots. Therefore, an addition such as Sproles would really help O’Brien get Houston’s offense out of the dungeon.
NFL trades are usually one-sided and this hypothetical deal would likely include a fourth-round pick going the Saints’ way. That price seems like a total bargain to me, considering Sproles is still talented enough to open the Texans’ playbook tenfold in 2014.
If this trade goes down expect Houston to become one of the most dangerous teams on offense with a talented player like Darren Sproles suiting up for them. Watch the explosiveness Sproles would bring to the team in person by getting your Texans tickets today.