With the Houston Texans currently decimated with injuries, will any of their players make it to the Pro Bowl this year?
Now that we’re about halfway through the 2017 NFL season, Bleacher Report decided to post a midseason Pro Bowl roster.
Only one player from the Houston Texans made the list and that is wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
Here’s what Brent Sobleski of B/R wrote about Hopkins:
"Deshaun Watson’s season-ending injury could have a major impact on DeAndre Hopkins’ second half. Hopkins and Watson formed a dynamic duo with seven touchdown connections. Can Hopkins be as effective with Tom Savage behind center?"
If rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson was still playing, I’m sure he would have made this list. Without his stellar play, Hopkins wouldn’t have had the start to the season that he had. The only problem is that he’ll now have to try and keep it up with guys like Tom Savage or T.J. Yates under center.
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I’m not sure if J.J. Watt would have had a Pro Bowl caliber season, but I’m almost certain that linebacker Whitney Mercilus would have. Of course both players went down with season ending injuries earlier in the season.
Other than Hopkins, I really can’t imagine anyone else on Houston’s roster that could end up in the Pro Bowl this season.
Running back Lamar Miller has been solid, but not great. And the Texans haven’t gotten much out of the tight end position when it comes to their offense.
On defense, all of the Texans’ best players are injured, except for Jadeveon Clowney. With five sacks so far this year, there is a chance he could end up at the Pro Bowl.
Comment below and tell us which players on the Texans should end up in the Pro Bowl this year.