Super Bowl champion Ed Reed leaves Baltimore Ravens to chase second title with Houston Texans.
Former Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed has joined the Houston Texans on a two year deal via free agency, leaving the team that drafted him in 2002.
Having finally won a Super Bowl with Baltimore Ravens after 12 years with the team, it seems that Ed Reed has decided that he wants one final big pay day, and he will likely see out his career in a Texans uniform.
The safety signed a two year deal with the franchise Wednesday night, and will likely move straight into the starting lineup, immediately upgrading a secondary that was the major weakness in the Texans Super Bowl run.
Reed is 34, and is not the same athlete he was even five years ago. The future hall of famer will take less responsibility on the field, but his role will be to create turnovers, something he has done throughout his entire career.
In his career, Reed has totalled 61 interceptions, returning 13 for touch downs. He also has 11 forced fumbles to his name. If the Texans were looking for a game changer in their secondary, there isn’t anyone better than Reed.
With three young, inexperienced Quarterbacks in the Texans division in Andrew Luck, Blaine Gabbert and Jake Locker, Reed could have a field day playing against each twice a year. He could make the difference in Houston winning their division and making another attempt at making the Super Bowl.
While it will seem strange seeing Reed in anything but a Ravens jersey, he will no doubt bring a great amount of hope to the Texans franchise.