NFL agents blast Houston Texans for having worst offseason of any team in league

By Jesse Reed
Dec 21, 2019; Tampa, Florida, USA; Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien points against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans have been blasted by fans multiple times this past offseason due to mind-boggling trades and other personnel moves. Now we’re hearing similar criticism from NFL agents.

NFL agents overwhelmingly say Texans had worst offseason in the league

Ben Standig of The Athletic wrote an enlightening article that centered around a question-and-answer session with 30 NFL agents. The agents, who answered anonymously to protect themselves and the players they represent, overwhelmingly slammed the Texans for having the worst offseason of any team in the NFL.

Out of the 30 agents, 11 of them targeted Houston for having the worst offseason. Here are some quotes provided by The Athletic that amplify exactly why the Texans were chosen.

  • “That trade is still mind-boggling. Getting Hopkins for David Johnson? Um, yeah.”
  • “Bill O’Brien — there’s no way he should be the general manager.”
  • “I just don’t understand them whatsoever.”
  • “They rid themselves of their best player when not forced.”

No lies detected.

Texans head coach/GM Bill O’Brien not trusted by agents

The Bill O’Brien general manager angle was also hit later on in the article. It’s pretty clear that agents don’t like working with him, as he was one of the GMs considered to be the least trustworthy.

One agent said O’Brien “Just talks out of both sides of his mouth. I don’t believe a word he says.”

Texans fans would likely agree.

All too often the past handful of months, O’Brien has been hammered on social media for the personnel moves he’s made. This, of course, includes his baffling decision to offload DeAndre Hopkins — one of the NFL’s best players — at a price that was astonishingly low.

Things are so bad in Houston that even J.J. Watt blanked recently when asked what makes O’Brien a great head coach.

Yeah, things aren’t going swell for the Houston Texans these days.