With the Super Bowl in the books, the offseason speculation can officially begin.
So other than the Seahawks having a parade this week, that means all eyes will be on the Texans, the owners of the first pick in the draft.
Their need for a quarterback to replace Matt Schaub seems obvious, and according to Russ Lande of Sports on Earth, they’re “initially leaning” toward either Central Florida’s Blake Bortles or Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel.
The report cites some potential unease about new coach Bill O’Brien about all the off-field stuff that comes with Manziel, who would doubtless be a huge hit if he stayed in his home state.
Of course, it’s early February, which means there’s plenty of time to carve up this particular bird. It’s hard to imagine the Texans have ruled out Teddy Bridgewater (or any other quarterbacks), as it’s so early in the evaluation period.
Plus, the best way to drum up interest is to create the impression you’re looking at everyone, forcing someone who is desperate for a particular player to make a bold and costly move to get them.
Again, it’s early, so it’s hard to divine much of a team’s intentions.
But hey, what else are we going to talk about now that football season’s over? Legacies?