Typically when an NFL teams goes 2-14, the following offseason sees a lot of wholesale changes made. For the Houston Texans, Pro Bowl cornerback Johnathan Joseph was rumored to be one of those players with his massive salary not matching his level of play.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News could be a team that looks to acquire Joseph if Houston is willing to part with him.
Expect Jets to scour wire & explore/inquire about possible trades for CBs. Intriguing name to keep an eye on: Texans' Johnathan Joseph #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) August 31, 2014
After Joseph's first five years in the NFL with the Bengals, he signed a 5-year with Houston worth $48.75 million with $23.5 million guaranteed. He made the All-Pro team in 2011, but his play slowly declined since then, and now the Texans may be best served to part with him.
He's not worth his salary this year, and Joseph should be asked to either restructure his contract, or dealt away to the highest bidder. Joseph did finish with a respectable +6.2 grade in 2013 via Pro Football Focus.