Houston Texans’ Pro Bowl candidates
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been impressive in his second season after his rookie year was cut short due to an ACL injury. Watson has thrown for 18 touchdowns to 9 interceptions for a 2:1 touchdown to interception ratio, passed for 2,597 yards and completed 65% of his throws. He has also helped the run game, Watson has carried the football 53 times for 275 rushing yards, and averaging 5.21 yards a carry.
Most importantly, Watson is 10-6 in his first 16 games in the NFL, and he has been fundamental in the Texans tying their franchise record of seven straight wins this season which hasn’t been replicated since 2011. Watson’s lively spirit and charisma have rubbed off on the rest of the veterans and he has changed the culture within the organization.
Texans premier wide receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, has continued to improve with time and he has provided the offense with a weapon capable of going off on any defense any given game. Hopkins has 68 receptions for eight touchdowns, 950 receiving yards, and averaging a respectable14 yards per catch. His mental concentration to make tough contested catches and beating his defender is off the charts. Hopkins has improved each season he has been in the league and continues to delight fans and players alike with his one-handed catches.