Texans sign Dalton Schultz

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Free agent tight end Dalton Schultz is heading to Houston.

Schultz and the Texans have agreed to a one-year contract, according to multiple reports. The deal is reportedly worth “up to $9 million,” which usually means he’s going to make less than that unless he hits a lot of unlikely to be earned incentives.

The 26-year-old Schultz was a 2018 fourth-round pick of the Cowboys and has played his entire career in Dallas. Last year Schultz played on the one-year, $10.931 million franchise tag, but this year he’s taking a pay cut after failing to find any team willing to pay him that kind of money.

Last season Schultz started 15 games for the Cowboys and caught 57 passes for 577 yards and five touchdowns.

17 responses to “Texans sign Dalton Schultz

  1. Dalton has been Dakota’s blanket. Dakota is now going to be useless without his escape guy.

  2. Dallas had nothing at position last year behind Shultz, they’re better stocked now and don’t have to overpay for a one trick pony

  3. Texans now have 1 quality receiver (at any position) on the roster. That new QB is liable to take a page from the ’60s and move to Canada to avoid going to Houston.

  4. I like Schultz but I wonder how much those two rank bad plays at the end of the Niners playoff game affected any potential suitors

  5. Players that fit his exact profile (below average to average blocking TE that can “get to the spot” & be a safety valve option) frequently make it to the 4th round & later in the draft. Which shouldn’t be surprising as Schultz himself was a 4th round pick. It’s certainly not as easy as that to replace him, but he’s also not in the rare commodity category. They have an average blocking TE & an above average receiving TE already on the roster, each on rookie contracts.

  6. Guess he isn’t looking to win a championship…suppose he just wants to stay in the state of Texas

  7. I’m surprised he didn’t get a bigger deal. Seems like the same deal Gesicki got and they’re both coming off of the tag. Seems like the TE has been dead lately. It’s Kelce and then everyone else. Seems like the NFL is going away from the pass catching TE to more of the blocking guy. It’s weird how the NFL goes through cycles like this. RBs were a dime a dozen for awhile until Zeke and Gurley changed the narrative. Then again they both killed the narrative as well. With every team wanting to air it out and good O linemen tough to come by, it seems as if teams are wanting an extra linemen who can occasionally catch passes. That’s why pass catchers are getting good contracts right now.

  8. Didn’t see enough of other tight ends Ferguson or Hendershot to make a decision on their abilities. This looked to be strictly a money decision although there are good tight end prospects in the upcoming draft.

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