Nick Scurfield has a nice article up on the official team site about Chris Myers and his upcoming foray into unrestricted free agency. It's the first time I've seen any extensive talk from Myers concerning how he feels about the subject. Some of the most eye-catching stuff from Scurfield's piece:
The Texans want Myers back, and the feeling is mutual. On SportsRadio 610 AM on Monday evening, Myers was asked about reports that the Green Bay Packers discussed him with his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
"News to me, man," Myers said. "I don’t know what was going on. I’m just like anyone else reading that type of stuff, but it is what it is. In the long run, I want to be here in Houston, so that’s what I’ve been telling everybody when everyone asks me stuff, and that’s what it sums up to be. I want to be here. I want to see things through, and that’s the way it is. So that’s kind of the bottom line of my thinking."
“I’ve been saying it since the offseason started: I played seven years in this league and I understand it’s a business, so when it comes down to it, I guess your wants and needs are gonna be a little bit different,” Myers said. “So I just let these next couple weeks play out. This is new territory for me. This is a new field. I’ve never dealt with unrestricted free agency, so it’s a day-by-day thing. I’m feeling it out just like anyone else would for the first time.”
Myers has started 64 consecutive games in Houston. He’s coming off his best season, leading an offensive line that produced the NFL’s second-best rushing attack with a franchise-record 153.0 yards per game. He makes all the calls at the line in the Texans’ zone blocking scheme.
“But like I said before, you’ve got to be the devil’s advocate and understand that at a certain extent, with the way free agency works, you’ve got to be available to do anything that happens. Because in the long run, it is a business, and those relationships only go so far. Me as being true to myself as I am, I want to remain a Texan, but it is what it is.”
Nothing Myers said qualifies as earth-shattering, and I believe that if all things were equal, he's love to stay in Houston. All things are rarely equal in free agency, and Myers could very well get more money from another team to anchor their offensive line. The question is whether there's a team out there that's willing to make that happen.
Do you think he'll be back in steel blue, battle red, and liberty white next season? Or will he be off to greener pastures?