Originally Posted by Insideop
I know the Texans have had some bad extensions over the years (HWSNBN's comes to mind and now maybe Cushings too.), but they can't let Watt hit the open market. It would be way too big of a risk IMO! I'd rather they "roll the dice" and sign him early than "roll the dice" and wait until he hits the FA market.
They can franchise him twice w/o him hitting the market.
And Cushing was a great extension. He's a tough SOB and has just been extremely unlucky the last 2 years with freak injuries.