The 2013 NFL season is officially in the books with the crowning of the Seattle Seahawks as champions of Super Bowl XLVIII with their trouncing victory over the Denver Broncos, 43-8.
As every NFL team is finally in the offseason, ESPN.com had a discussion about whether should the Houston Texans should trade their No. 1 overall selection to obtain more picks in the draft.
Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com when asked on Twitter: “If they think all 3 could be franchise QBs, why would a trade down to 2, 3, or 4 be out of the question?” said:
“If we are supposing the Texans know they want a quarterback first overall but aren’t sure which one, then we should expect that in the next three months they’ll figure out which one they like best to be the future of the Texans. In that case, you can’t risk moving down, unless that movement won’t allow another quarterback-needy team to jump ahead.”
That is about as true of statement as you can get. In the Top 5 of the draft there are four QB needy teams in the Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns and the Oakland Raiders.
If the Texans want to wait for a QB, I say trade the pick and get more value. Trade that pick unless they want Jadeveon Clowney at defensive end, and if that is the case they should take him No. 1 overall and build a very tough defense.
I did learn one thing from the Super Bowl though … a great defense can win a championship in the NFL, no matter how much of an offensive league it has become.
• At House of Houston, in an article with the headline, “The Houston Texans Are A Good Bet To Win The AFC South In 2014″ wrote the following:
“Look for Houston to be back in the playoffs under Bill O’Brien and a returning core that is as good as any in the AFC.”
I agree with some of the article and the rest I’m too much of a pessimist to jump on board with. I still think the Texans have to make the absolute correct choice at their QB position, whether it be a first round pick or later in the draft. They MUST make sure they make the right choice at QB if they even want to think of the postseason next season.
The article by Dave Zangaro says in comparing the numbers of the two players (which were posted in the article): Reed: 16 seasons, 951 receptions, 13,198 yards, 87 touchdowns, seven Pro Bowls. Johnson: 11 seasons, 927 receptions, 12,661 yards, 61 touchdowns, seven Pro Bowls. The article said:
“Most of those numbers are already comparable and if Johnson has a few more seasons like the ones he’s had recently, he’ll crush the receptions and yards.”
It seems it is tough for wide receivers to make it the Hall of Fame from the modern era, especially on the first try. It took Reed nine years on the ballot and Chris Carter five years on the ballot. Tim Brown has some of the greatest numbers of all-time and still isn’t in the Hall of Fame.
As long as Johnson can continue to add to his numbers, and hope for more team success, that is all he can do to improve his chances at the Hall of Fame.
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