The Texans were reportedly sniffing around the swing tackle market after initially deciding not to tender Roderick Johnson. This is an important position for any team nowadays. The Texans spent 2019 oscillating between Chris Clark and Johnson at right tackle Tytus Howard was lost to a season-ending injury for some absurd reason, because Johnson was a better player who could actually do stuff like get up to the second level in the run game, even if Clark was like a 3.7% better pass protector.
After all the sniffing, the Texans returned to Johnson on a one-year contract, and now they have inked Brent Qvale to a one-year contract. Brent is a former undrafted free agent who has started fifteen games over the course of his illustrious six year career with the New York Jets.
Source: Texans sign offensive tackle Brent Qvale https://t.co/PM4GmcSc9d— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 21, 2020
Apparently, Qvale played for everyone’s favorite offensive line coach Mike Devlin in New York, and he’s also a 6’7” 315 pound monster who has never been happy about anything.
I don’t know much about Qvale. I’m guessing you don’t know much about him either. But we will all soon learn much about him as he competes with Johnson for a roster spot this summer.
Swing tackle is a position of need that can now be checked off the list. Houston still needs to try to find some way to improve their pass defense.