Will the Texans Turn it Around in 2018? One Former Player Personnel Guy Feels They Are Close

The Texans lost their last six games of the season, as injuries finally took their toll after the team lost star rookie quarterback DeShaun Watson.

One person who feels the team is going to turn it around in 2018 is that of Gil Brandt, long time player personnel guy for the Dallas Cowboys, and now NFL Media senior analyst.

Today Brandt released an article on NFL.com talking about teams that have chances to go from ‘worst to first’ in 2018, and he seems to feel the Texans are right on the doorstep of being back on top in the AFC South next season.

Here’s what he had to say about the Texans:

1) Houston Texans (AFC South, 4-12)

The Texans‘ path to redemption will be forged by star talents returning from injury on defense and offense. Adding J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus — who were both lost for the season in October — back to the fold should return the defense, which ranked first in 2016 but dropped to 20th in 2017, to dominance. In his last game before a torn ACL in practice brought a premature end to a dazzling debut campaign, quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 402 yards and four touchdowns while running for another 67 yards — and I expect him to pick up right where he left off. Houston has a plus-receiver (to put it mildly) in DeAndre Hopkins and another strong asset in Will Fuller, while Lamar Miller is a good running back. I don’t see another obvious bully in the division, which sets the Texans up nicely on this list.


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