New Texans GM Nick Caserio knows Burkhead well from their time together in New England and he fits the theme of Houston’s free-agent additions this offseason.
Burkhead, 30, is a former sixth-round pick of the Bengals back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $2,262,200 contract with the Bengals and signed on with the Patriots to a one-year deal in 2017.
The Patriots brought Burkhead back on a three-year, $9.75 million contract in 2018. He played out the final year of his contract and became an unrestricted free agent in 2021.
In 2020, Burkhead appeared in 10 games for the Patriots and rushed for 274 yards on 67 carries to go along with 25 receptions for 192 yards receiving and six total touchdowns.