The Kansas City Chiefs franchise tagged the outside linebacker, who skipped offseason workouts trying to get a new contract. The July 15 deadline for tagged players to get a long-term contract approaches this week.
"I'd say so. I think everybody should think the same way," Houston told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer's Hayes Rule at a charity event. "I think you should think that as an NFL player, think you're the best and believe you're the best. I really do think we are."
Houston hit the nail on the head: every pass-rushing duo should think they are the best. Players in Denver, Baltimore, St. Louis and Buffalo, to name four, all likely have similar beliefs.
The 26-year-old has earned a long-term deal -- and coming off a league-leading season -- is smart to try and leverage the most money he can. If that number dipped to, say, 12 or so in 2015, the Chiefs would surely use that in negotiations.