One man's loss is another man's treasure.
After enduring a season-ending torn ACL that wiped out DaeSean Hamilton's fourth season in the NFL, the Denver Broncos cut the wide receiver in May of 2021. Nearly a year later, the Houston Texans brought in Hamilton for a workout on March 11th, 2022 and liked what they saw. Hamilton inked a one-year contract with financial terms unknown at the time.
Hamilton is the latest player coming off a down or unavailable year that general manager Nick Caserio has decided to take a chance on.
The Penn State team captain was lauded for his leadership and work ethic, while being viewed as a potential steal when drafted in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft but that potential didn't fully materialize for the Broncos. The reasons for this don't fully fall on Hamilton himself, rather a myriad of variables that limited his development and made success a challenging outcome.
Hopefully, the Texans can learn from the scenario Hamilton endured and provide him with better circumstances to become the talented player many believed he could be. So, what went wrong and why could Hamilton be a better NFL pro for the Texans than the Broncos?