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Pro Football Focus Projects Texans Sign Intriguing Free-Agent QB

Isaiah De Los Santos
This Texans free agency prediction would be an interesting QB signing for Houston.
This Texans free agency prediction would be an interesting QB signing for Houston. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

With NFL free agency rapidly approaching, teams are preparing to make moves that will set them on the right course in 2021. Some very intriguing players will hit the open market this offseason, and it'll be revealed soon where some of those big names land.

ProFootballFocus predicts one of these interesting free agent to sign with the Houston Texans -- former Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton.

Andy Dalton Texans

Houston currently finds itself with a quarterback dilemma, as star Deshaun Watson is hoping to get out of town as soon as possible, yet the team seems interested in keeping him. While the situation is currently a standoff between the two sides, it will likely resolve with Watson moving on, putting Houston into a mode rebuild in need of a bridge QB.

Dalton was played admirably in relief of Dak Prescott last season, totaling 2,170 yards, 14 TDs and 8 INTs in nine starts. He's not the kind of transformative talent that would elevate the team -- he went just 4-5 with the Cowboys last year -- and that's key for Houston to land a top draft pick in 2022 if Watson is in fact gone.

The Texans could receive a top pick in a theoretical haul for Watson and use it on one of the top QBs in this draft class, but signing Dalton still makes sense if he's not coming in to start. He's a 10-year pro who could help any young quarterback's transition to the NFL easier, taking on a mentor role as a backup and filling in if needed (like he did last season).

A Dalton signing isn't likely exciting to most fans, but he fits this team as they head towards the start of a new era.

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