- Field Yates, ESPN Insider
Less than two months after earning his first Super Bowl ring, veteran safety Ed Reed will reportedly leave the only team he has played for during his illustrious 11-year career and join another AFC heavyweight, the Houston Texans.
The move can be examined in the context of how Reed -- seven years older than Quin -- physically compares to Quin at this point in his career, but that would be ignoring the intangible values that Reed brings from a leadership and communication standpoint.
While Reed may not match Quin's athletic ability these days, the veteran safety makes the Texans a better football team and will help keep Houston among the AFC's elite.
Field Yates examines the impact that Ed Reed will have as a member of the Houston Texans.