Justin Houston was one of my favorite players for the Chiefs during his tenure with the team. An athletic freak in his own right, his franchise-record 22 sack season was a sight to behold. While his departure from the team seemed a tad bit acrimonious, it was still sad to see him go.
His two years in Indianapolis have been typical Justin Houston. After missing several games his final years with the Chiefs, Houston played in all 32 for the Colts and tallied 19 sacks and 22 tackles for loss.
There will be those that think there is no reason the team should consider bringing Houston back. As I mentioned before, his departure didn’t seem the friendliest. That’s just how it goes in this business, it’s nothing personal. Professional athletes are competitors, and when a team you’ve played on for years decides they are ready to move on that stings.
Houston’s production from the last couple years would be a god-send on the opposite side of Frank Clark. While Houston is on the other side of 30, he’s not just some pass rusher who excelled because he was athletic. He has incredible technique, which usually allows players to be productive much later in their careers.
I think this is a no-brainer if the Chiefs can get him at the right price. He knows the Chiefs, the Chiefs know him, and I have a feeling fans would welcome him back with open arms.