The Houston Texans could use a consistent, veteran presence at tight end.
Houston signed former 2018 fourth-round pick Dalton Schultz to a one-year contract in March. After being Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott’s security blanket, Schultz picked the Texans to continue his NFL career.
Offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik told reporters May 31 that Schultz has been “just a professional” inside the tight end room.
“All the vets we’ve brought in have really helped a lot in bringing their position group along and kind of bringing the young guys with them, showing them what it’s like to work, to be a professional as far as what you’ve got to do every day, mentally, physically, on the field, how you work, how you go about your business, and he’s been awesome in that regard,” Slowik said.
Schultz’s on-field work also suggests an on-field upgrade. The former Stanford product generated 135 catches for 1,385 yards and 13 touchdowns through 32 games over the past two years. The 6-5, 244-pounder solidified the position in a way that had been lacking since Jason Witten left in 2019.
Schultz may not be comparable to a possible Hall-of-Famer, but he is definitely TE1 material.
“Then you just see a guy who knows how to run routes,” said Slowik. “He’s got a big frame. He knows how to catch. He’s fully invested in the run game. He’s been doing a great job.”