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Texans Player Transaction DISCUSSION Thread

CloakNNNdagger

Hall of Fame
QBs completed 67% and 108.4 qb rating. Hopefully he plays better than he did last year.
A position of need indeed. But I'm not sure I like the direction he has taken in the past 2 seasons. He has been plagued with a number of aggravating injuries during that period. In 2020, Nelson's opposing passer rating jumped from 65.8 to 97.0. It jumped again to 108.4 in 2021. If he can turn back the clock to pre 2020 performance, he could definitely fulfill that need. If not, a scarecrow might have done as well......and done it cheaper.
 

TheRealJoker

Hall of Fame
A position of need indeed. But I'm not sure I like the direction he has taken in the past 2 seasons. He has been plagued with a number of aggravating injuries during that period. In 2020, Nelson's opposing passer rating jumped from 65.8 to 97.0. It jumped again to 108.4 in 2021. If he can turn back the clock to pre 2020 performance, he could definitely fulfill that need. If not, a scarecrow might have done as well......and done it cheaper.
I’m interested in the guaranteed money. A rare 2 year deal though. Does not mean CB is off the list or any less of a need. But i’d rather have Nelson as a starting CB than Hargreaves or Terrence Mitchell.
 

Thorn

Dirty Old Man
A position of need indeed. But I'm not sure I like the direction he has taken in the past 2 seasons. He has been plagued with a number of aggravating injuries during that period. In 2020, Nelson's opposing passer rating jumped from 65.8 to 97.0. It jumped again to 108.4 in 2021. If he can turn back the clock to pre 2020 performance, he could definitely fulfill that need. If not, a scarecrow might have done as well......and done it cheaper.
Well, if he has a history of injuries why wouldn't the Texans sign him? It's what they do.
 

TheRealJoker

Hall of Fame
Looked up Nelson’s scouting report coming out of college. First thing LZ says is, “Nelson is tailor-made for Tampa 2 scheme”. Makes me wonder why he performed poorly last season. I suspected it was due to a more zone heavy scheme but maybe injury and not joining a team until later in offseason had something to do with it? At any rate I hope we see the best version of Nelson. 2 years 10 million is relatively cheap to get a CB who has been starting on playoff teams the majority of his career.


Overview
Nelson is tailor-made for the Tampa-2 scheme. An aggressive, physical player in run support who can also limit yards after catch underneath, Nelson does his best work in off coverage. As long as he can keep everything in front of him, Nelson should be able to compete for a starting spot in the league.
 

CloakNNNdagger

Hall of Fame
Brandin Cooks' two-year, $39.764 million extension includes $36 million guaranteed with a $16 million signing bonus, base salaries of $2M (gtd), $18M (gtd), $13M (non gtd). He has annual $29,411 per game active roster bonus, up to $500K annually. Over the entire three years of the deal: $53.5 million, has a $3M roster bonus due on the fifth day of the 2024 league year
 

TheRealJoker

Hall of Fame
Steven Nelson deal: two years, up to $10 million, $4.5M guaranteed, $2M signing bonus, salaries $1.75M (gtd), $3.5M ($750K gtd skill, injury, salary cap), 2022: $44,117 per game active roster bonus, 2023: $58,823 per game active roster bonus; 2022 $250K incentive.
Team can cut him next offseason for nearly 4 million cap savings if he doesn’t work out. Nice contract for a starting CB.
 


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