Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is optimistic on wide receiver Will Fuller after tearing his ACL in the 2018 season.
Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien had an interview with ESPN Insider Adam Schefter’s podcast and provided insight on Will Fuller’s timetable after undergoing surgery to repair his knee after tearing his ACL midway in the 2018 regular season.
O’Brien was optimistic of Fuller’s recovery process throughout the offseason to be ready for the start of Texans activities in training camp.
"I think so. I really do. I think there is a chance for that. I’m not going to put a date on it, but I do think with the way he is progressing and working in there every day. I think he has a shot."
Fuller has been one of the crucial players in the Texans offense outside of Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and the offense lost a step in the passing game after he was lost for the season. His dynamic deep speed opened up the field for the Texans offense and offered Deshaun Watson another reliable target.
Since being drafted with 21st overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, he has 107 receptions, 1,561 receiving yards, averaging 14.6 yards per reception, and13 touchdown receptions. Fuller’s biggest obstacle going into his fourth season in the NFL isn’t talent but staying on the field.
He has missed a total of 17 games since entering the league in 2015 and only played in 7 games in 2018. Fuller was having a productive season with the Texans in 2018 with 32 receptions, 503 receiving yards, four touchdowns, and averaging 15.7 yards per reception.