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In addition to signing Brock Osweiler away from the Denver Broncos, the team also added former Dolphins tailback Lamar Miller.
Miller signed a 4-year deal worth $26 million ($14 million guaranteed). Osweiler gets a four-year contract worth $72 million.
As Profootballtalk.com notes, the Texans have wanted to bolster their quarterback position after last year’s primary starter, Brian Hoyer, laid an egg in their playoff loss to the Chiefs. They now think Osweiler is the man to lead them not just to the playoffs, but deep into the playoffs.
But as big a story as the Texans getting their quarterback is, the bigger story may be the Broncos’ search for a quarterback. With Peyton Manning retiring, the defending champs now have neither of their quarterbacks from last season. They’ll have to start over from scratch on offense, and hope their defense can keep them on top.
The Broncos' list of possible fallbacks include Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick. In addition, Brian Hoyer is likely to be released as the Texans move forward with a player they hope can end their ongoing quest for a franchise QB.
As for Miller, we've all wanted see what he could do with a full load for two years now. Look for the Texans, who released Arian Foster earlier this month, to give him every opportunity to nail down the featured role fantasy owners desire.
Miller who piled up 1,971 yards at a healthy 4.8 yards per clip despite the lighter-than-hoped workload over the past two seasons, enters his fifth year with plenty of tread left on the tires.
The transition on offense doesn't end there.
The Texans are signing former Kansas City Chiefs offensive guard Jeff Allen to a four-year, $28 million contract, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Allen replaces newly-minted Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard Brandon Brooks. Brooks left the Texans as a free agent on a five-year, $40 million contract that averages $8 million annually.
The Texans lost center Ben Jones to the Tennessee Titans on a four-year, $17.5 million deal.