The Houston Texans signed Darren Fells to a two-year extension today. He’ll earn $4M in 2020, with the remaining $3M scheduled for payment in 2021.
Sources: The #Texans have agreed to terms on a 2-year contract extension for TE Darren Fells worth $7M. The deal, which pays the soon-to-be 34-year old $4M in 2020, comes after Fells set a career-high with 7 TDs. Now, he sticks in Houston.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2020
Fells had a career year in 2019 at the ripe age of 33. He had 34 catches for 341 yards and 7 touchdowns. Initially, the team signed him to a one-year “prove it” deal in 2019. Fells ended up being a nice end zone target for Deshaun Watson. He was solid in run-blocking and playing mentor to the younger TEs on the roster.
It seems like a decent deal at this price. Age and whether the Texans are buying high are definitely concerns, but this will allow for a deeper look at Jordan Thomas and Jordan Akins in 2020 while ensuring a proven player at the position. Future “The Bachelor” contestant Kahale Warring hopefully will get some time in the sun as well.
What do you think? Was signing Fells worth it? Do you like the price? Who would you have liked to see the Texans scoop up at TE instead?