Originally Posted by TexanSam
That's an awful plan. Restructuring that much just means we'd be adding enormous amounts of salary in the future. Brian Cushing's contract is up next year. JJ Watt's contract is up the year after. The Texans are going to have to re-sign them, and restructuring current deals would make those signings very hard to pull off.
That's the sacrifice we have to make to win a Super Bowl while we still have aging franchise icons like Andre Johnson. So what if we're in cap hell when the 2016 regular season rolls around? By then we're going to be in the market for a new number one wide receiver, tight end, quarterback, likely our entire secondary and several other key positions.
Arian Foster will probably be washed up by then given how many carries he's taking as well. We need to win that Lombardi in February of 2014, 2015 and 2016 (part of the 2015 season).
Our window of opportunity to win the Super Bowl is right now. Let's get it done while we can. We had some excellent teams in 2011 and 2012 but it wasn't good enough. But we can't sit here complaining about the salary cap and the future repercussions, while teams like the Patriots, Ravens and Broncos are loading up for the 2013 season.