Justin Houston proved he's still got it last year, racking up 8.0 sacks for the Indianapolis Colts. The 32-year-old is set to hit unrestricted free agency this offseason, though, and he should be a really intriguing option for a contender looking to bolster the pass-rush.
Here are the three most likely destinations for Justin Houston in free agency.
Justin Houston Free Agent Destinations
3. Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns have been linked to J.J. Watt recently, but so has pretty much everyone. If Cleveland fails to land the three-time Defensive Player of the Year, it's easy to see the Browns pivoting to Houston. He should excel while playing alongside Myles Garrett, and Houston would be significantly cheaper than Watt. It'd be a savvy move from a team that's looking to get to the next level in 2021.
2. Buffalo Bills
Josh Allen's emergence makes the Buffalo Bills a really attractive option for any veteran that's looking to chase a ring. And signing Houston would address a real need in Buffalo. The Bills generated pressure at a bottom-10 rate in 2021 (21.9%). Signing Houston would be a cost-effective way to bolster that unit.
1. Kansas City Chiefs
Houston started his NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs, and it's possible he ends up finishing it there as well. He would likely have to take a pretty sizable pay cut given the Chiefs' salary cap situation, but the potential to contend for a Super Bowl could help offset some of that. Putting Houston alongside the likes of Chris Jones and Frank Clark could take this pass-rush to the next level in 2021.
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