Greetings Texans Fans!
Now that we’ve all had a chance to step back, look back and take a deep breath let us evaluate and grade the 2013 Houston Texans! It’s time for the Torotimes Post Season Awards! We’ll cover the highs, the lows and the what is to come. So play let’s move along shall we?
Most Valuable Texan:
Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) yells as he is introduced prior to the game against the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
This was a tough one, but really when you boil it all down he’s got everything you want in a player. He’s high energy, charismatic, easily marketable. Oh and he’s pretty darned good on the playing field. While he didn’t meet his own lofty goals, once again JJ set a standard for defensive lineman that will be looked to for years to come.
Future: Unknown but bright. He’s rolling into the last year under contract and we’ll just have to wait and see if the Texans can keep him or will move on to greener pastures in 2015?
Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson (80) smiles after the game against the Denver Broncos at Reliant Stadium. The Broncos won 37-13. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports
Like Watt, he’s a face of the franchise, all around great person and amazes you with his play. The nominal wisdom is, no Super Bowl ring, no Hall of Fame. I hear that a lot, but in the case of Andre Johnson if he retired tomorrow I find it hard to see him not being a first ballot entry.
Future: Bright, he might be getting older, but like Jerry Rice before him Andre is highly disciplined, motivated and driven to succeed.