Why Marshawn Lynch could be exactly what the Texans need

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As the 2020 NFL offseason gets set to get underway, the Houston Texans are going to be looking to make some additions. After coming up short against the Kansas City Chiefs and blowing a big first half lead, Bill O’Brien and company have to feel good about their chances.

Deshaun Watson is one of the top up-and-coming stars in the NFL and he has one of the best wide receivers in the game alongside him in DeAndre Hopkins. J.J. Watt and the defense may not be as good as they once were, but they still have a ton of talent on the roster.

One position the Texans will have to focus on improving this offseason is at running back. Carlos Hyde put together a good season, but he could end up heading elsewhere. If he does, there is one intriguing free agent option that no one is talking about.

Marshawn Lynch came out of retirement late in the 2019 NFL season to help the Seattle Seahawks after injuries riddled their backfield. Could the Texans take a look at signing him to be their early-down back with Duke Johnson handling the third-down duties?

Let’s take a look at why this option could actually make sense for the Texans.