I know I know all you Mario man crushers are insisting we will resign Mario but WHAT IF he gets an offer that we can't justify matching? Then what? I present you with plan A : Carl Nicks, G, Saints. Age: 27. Carl Nicks is arguably the top guard in all of football. He has no weaknesses to his game; his blasts open huge holes for his running back, and he seldom allows a quarterback pressure. He was whistled for only two penalties all year. Use the money we were going to give to Mario and lock up the best OG in the NFL. Even the top OG's dont make what Mario is going to command on the open market. plan B: Paul Soliai, NT, Dolphins. Age: 28. At 6-4, 355 pounds, Paul Soliai is a monstrous, run-stuffing nose tackle. He made $12.3 million with the franchise tag this season. It could be argued that either of these guys could be more valuable to the Texans than Mario. plan C: Calais Campbell, DE/DT, Cardinals. Age: 26. You could argue that aside from Justin Smith, Calais Campbell is the best 3-4 defensive end in all of football. Campbell has no weaknesses; he's a ferocious pass-rusher, he blocks kicks, and he can even drop into coverage pretty well. And he'll be 25 until Sept. 1. A younger version of Mario? plan D: Vincent Jackson, WR, Chargers, Chargers. Age: 29. Vincent Jackson amazingly has never caught more than 68 passes in a single season, but with his size (6-5, 230) and downfield ability, he's one of the top physical talents at the wide receiver position in the NFL. Imagine what he would do for AJ's career. plan E: Kendall Langford, DE/DT, Dolphins. Age: 26. Kendall Langford is a really good, young five-tech who excels in both stopping the run and putting pressure on the quarterback. AND Wesley Woodyard, OLB, Broncos. Age: 26. Wesley Woodyard could be a starting weakside linebacker somewhere, but didn't get the opportunity to play at that position this past year because of D.J. Williams. AND Dan Connor, ILB, Panthers. Age: 26. Don't expect Dan Connor to be back with the Panthers; otherwise, he'll have to play behind Jon Beason. Connor is talented and young, and could easily be a starter somewhere else. Three for the price of one! All good young players that already have shown they can produce with lots of upside that would add solid depth.