Houston Texans struck GOLD by signing TE Dalton Schultz | The Vikings overpaid TE Josh Oliver
I am really confused by the tight end market. Dalton Schultz is easily one of the better tight ends from last season, and while he is not a household name, I am shocked that he had to settle for a one year deal worth 9 million dollars from the Houston Texans.
The Houston Texans did a great job, but why weren’t teams looking to add Schultz to a long term deal? The contract is a one year deal that goes UP TO 9 million dollars, that does not mean the deal is worth 9 million but he can earn up to 9 million.
Schultz has 198 receptions and 17 touchdowns over the past three years. He has become a very solid pass catching tight end in the NFL so this is not a one year wonder type of player. The crazy thing is the Minnesota Vikings signed Josh Oliver to a three year deal worth 21 million dollars with 10.7 million guaranteed.
Josh Oliver is a blocking tight end, with 26 career receptions and 230 yards with just 2 career touchdowns. I am not sure what I am missing here.
There are only four tight ends with at least 50 catches and 500 yards in each of the past three seasons and those players are Mark Andrews, Travis Kelce, TJ Hockenson and Dalton Schultz.
I am not trying to be dumb here, why wasn’t he signed to a long term deal? The Houston Texans struck gold on this deal. I am happy for them, and their young rookie quarterback because they just landed a very good safety blanket.