Texans fullback Vonta Leach is having a good week, especially for one in the middle of May during a lockout.
On Sunday evening, he was named the No. 65 best player in the league by NFL Network, the only fullback to make the list voted on by other NFL players.
On Tuesday morning, the best player on Leach’s team, Andre Johnson, pleaded in the Houston Chronicle for the team to re-sign Leach, a free agent to be.
“I can’t imagine our offense without him. I don’t know who we’ll replace him with. He’s the best at what he does,” Johnson told John McClain. “We had a 1,600-yard rusher, and I think that explains itself.”
In an era where the traditional fullback is dying a slow death, the Texans may not have to pay that much to keep Leach. No fullbacks in the league make more than $4 million per-season.
We suspect the Texans will find a way to make Johnson and Leach happy.