Houston, the Honey Badger has arrived. Tyrann Mathieu is bringing his talents to Houston on a one year deal. This is a fantastic move by the Texans to acquire Mathieu to help bolster their defense to compete in a tough AFC South this season. With the Jaguars coming off an AFC championship game loss, Andrew Luck returning to the Colts, and the Titans improving their team with free agent moves, it was time for the Texans to answer. Boy did they answer.
The Honey Badger is a special player. He's essentially another linebacker when used correctly because he plays his best football when he lines up in the box. His ability to cover in the slot makes him so valuable because now he can play in the box to help with run support while having the ability to cover any slot receiver or tight end. The usage with Mathieu is unlimited, he can really do it all. The only issue with him is health. Can he return to the explosive player he was before the injury or will he be a lesser version of that player. Thus, the reason why Tyrann Mathieu signed a prove it to the league contract. After he has a monster season proving he's the same ole Honey Badger, then he can test the free agent market next year and break the bank. Also, the Texans get a great player that won't kill their cap for years to come, instead they just get a hungry guy to help right now. This is a deal beneficial to both parties, so everyone involved should be thrilled. I'm excited to see what this collection of talent in Houston is going to do this season, the capabilities seem endless. The x factor of how their season will play out will ultimately come down to if their star players can stay healthy or not.