Originally Posted by Rey
I don't think I agree with that...
JJo had been around for a while and was still kind of young, but considered one of the top players at his position in the whole league. Not just in the free agent class.
Antonio Smith and Weaver being considered among the best in the free agent class is not relevant. Just means that the free agent class wasn't as strong at those positions in those years.
JJo was only considered the second best corner in his FA class because Aso was considered the #1 or #2 corner in the entire league.
Jjo by far had been the biggest, baddest free agent we had signed and it wasn't close.
But you can only go after FAs in their given year. The Texans have typically tried to improve the team rather than save money like the Bungels. The Texans went after Smith and Weaver who were top players at position. They brought in Orlando Pace(best LT available) and tried to sign him, but he wasn't interested. They brought in Bolden(best CB available), but he went back to NE. They brought in Green who was the best RB available and got him. This year they upgraded the punter position by getting Lechler and the FB position by getting Jones.