Texans to sign Jacob Martin to one-year deal

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Jacob Martin is headed back to Houston.

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Martin and the Texans have agreed to a one-year deal to bring the free-agent edge rusher back to the franchise.

Martin took a visit with the organization last week, just after he’d been released by Denver.

He had joined the Broncos through a trade with the Jets last year. Martin recorded six tackles and a sack in five games with Denver in 2022 and eight tackles, 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble in eight games with the Jets.

In three seasons with the Texans from 2019-2021, Martin recorded 10.5 sacks in 45 games with 15 starts. He also had 11 tackles for loss and 16 QB hits in that span.

Martin entered the league as a Seahawks sixth-round pick back in 2018.

1 responses to “Texans to sign Jacob Martin to one-year deal

  1. Martin was part of the trade Bill O’Brien made with the Seahawks and JaDaveon Clowney. In addition to Martin the Texans also got the Hawks 3rd round pick (a yr earlier than if the Texans had kept Clowney, lost him in free agency and gotten a compensatory pick; and that’s assuming it would have been a 3rd rnd (highest compensatory level) pick). The Texans used that pick on OLB/LB Jonathon Grenard out of Florida. Grenard has had reasonable success, a potential double-digit sacker, when not injured, for the Texans. Martin did reasonably well for the Texans too before he signed as a UFA with the Jets prior to the ’22 season. Both Grenard and Martin also played very well on the Texans special teams. People forget, Clowney missed most/all of his first 2-3 yrs with Houston due to constant injury; his final two years (when his contract and 5th yr extension were coming due…hmm) with the Texans were moderately productive, but don’t forget that Clowney was paired with MVP level JJ Watt at that time, meaning Clowney received no double teams. As has been proven since his time with the Texans, no one wants to pay Clowney anything more than “modest” (by NFL standards) money on very short, 1 yr type, deals. Clowney appears to disappear for large parts of the season, but if it’s a prime time game (MNF, SNF, TNF), you’ll get some effort from him. Part of the Seahawks calculus for trading for Clowney if even for 1 yr, was that they would get a 3rd round compensatory pick for Clowney a year later – I don’t believe the Hawks ever got a compensatory pick for Clowney, of any kind. In summary, Bill O’Brien stole from the Seahawks (with or without a year delayed compensatory pick). O’Brien got similar/same production especially when considering the Watt-factor, at 1/15th the cap cost. But, the Houston local sports media is the dimmest in the NFL, and the national media doesn’t follow the Texans closely, therefore the national media relies on the local Houston sports media. And the local media, because O’Brien was “mean” to them, refuses to report facts (been that way since 1980, the last time Houston even made a conference finals, lol) and just wanted to bash and bash and bash O’Brien and constantly went on emotional diatribes over O’Brien; they gas-lighted local fans to run the best coach Houston has had (made the playoffs in 4 of 6 yrs with crap teams), and the greatest coaches in college and NFL history apparently agree, both hiring O’Brien after he left Houston, and disagree with Houston’s local sports media. Again, been nearly 45 yrs since Houston has even made a conference title game and yet their fans follow/believe the garbage their local sports media spews, lol. Houston gets what they deserve, dumbed down and gas-lighted by their local media…resulting in the least success of all 32 NFL teams over the last 45 years.

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