DeAndre Hopkins: “We have a championship team”

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DeAndre Hopkins is very confident in the Texans as they prepare for the 2017 season.

The Houston Texans have one of the most talented rosters in the NFL.

But the Texans have a big question at quarterback since we have no idea how either Tom Savage and/or Deshaun Watson will perform in 2017.

USA TODAY Sports is so concerned with the Texans’ quarterback situation that they have them finishing the upcoming season with an 8-8 record.

Texans’ wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins told Marshall Faulk of the NFL Network that, “we have a championship team.”

Is Hopkins right? Do the Texans have a championship team?

First let’s talk about whether or not the Texans have actually gotten better since last year.

Let’s start at the quarterback position.

Houston made a minor upgrade by getting rid of Brock Osweiler and going with Tom Savage and/or Deshaun Watson as their starter.

It could become a major upgrade, but we don’t know how well Savage or Watson will play in 2017. So I don’t believe that the changes they’ve made at quarterback make the Texans a Super Bowl team.

Now if the Texans had added Tony Romo, it would be another story.

The Texans made an upgrade at running back by drafting D’Onta Foreman this year. And I’m sure he’ll help Lamar Miller stay fresh throughout the season.

But as of right now Foreman is unproven as an NFL player, so I can’t say that he will help Houston become a Super Bowl team overnight.

When looking at the rest of the Texans’ offense, they didn’t make any major additions or upgrades along the offensive line, at tight end or at wide receiver. So once again I can’t say that Houston has gotten better as a team on that side of the ball.

When looking at the defense, the only adition that could end helping the Texans is rookie linebacker Zach Cunningham who could carve out a role for himself if a starter were to go down.

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You can actaully argue that the Texans have gotten worse on defense with cornerback A.J. bouye and safety Quintin Demps now gone.

So while I love Hopkins’ confidence, I don’t see how the Texans are a Super Bowl team.  They haven’t gotten better and you could argue that they may have gotten worse.

Comment below and tell us whether you think the Texans are a championship team.