ESPN’s NFL Insiders crew put together their list of 2018 free agents who should make the biggest impact on their new teams. Topping the list is arguably the Houston Texans‘ best free agent acquisition in a long time, if ever, Tyrann Mathieu.
Which offseason addition will make the biggest impact in 2018?
Matt Bowen, NFL writer: Tyrann Mathieu, S, Houston Texans. His past injuries have to be discussed, but the former Cardinal played faster on tape toward the end of 2017. He’s an upgrade in Houston at a position of need, and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel can utilize Mathieu’s versatility in the game plan. Think of a defensive matchup weapon here who can find the ball and play multiple roles for a secondary that struggled last year.
There’s really nothing there to disagree with. Mathieu + Romeo Crennel’s Defense = OH, YEAH!
What do you think? Think someone else has the biggest potential impact? Wish Houston had grabbed that player? Afraid of having a defensive backfield that can actually play at the level of Houston’s front seven? Give us your thoughts in the comments section.