Amid a tough offseason, the Houston Texans are looking to acquire more talent to fill in their quarterback spot as they are not closing the door on the possibility of adding veteran gunslinger Alex Smith to their lineup, via NFL‘s Tom Pelissero.

Smith has already formed a bond with current Texans head coach David Culley dating back to their days with the Kansas City Chiefs. Culley served as the team's assistant head coach and its wide receivers coach from 2013 to 2016, while Smith appeared as their starting quarterback.

Not long after, Smith relocated to the Washington Football Team where he suffered a gruesome leg injury against the Texans in November of 2018. Despite having a long road to recovery, the veteran playmaker still managed to have an impressive return to action as he rightfully earned the 2020 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award last season.

The plan to acquire Smith stemmed from the tumultuous Deshaun Watson situation that the Texans are currently dealing with. After expressing his frustrations with the team, the former Clemson talent eventually faced 21 lawsuits on sexual misconduct allegations.

In response to the situation, the Texans already obtained a former Pro Bowl quarterback in Tyrod Taylor. He recently suited up for the Los Angeles Chargers for two years before his 2020 season was cut short due to a punctured lung caused by an injection from a team doctor.

The potential move to acquire Alex Smith will be beneficial for both sides as the three-time Pro Bowler is looking to build upon his impressive performance last season. At the same time, the Texans are also looking to add more competition in their QB room and have a backup plan in case the Deshaun Watson situation spirals out of control in the near future.