The Houston Texans have one of the best wide receiver trios in the entire NFL, but can their potential equal good health and results in 2019?
Being the reigning AFC South champions after battling a poor offensive line, a slow start to joining the win column, a quarterback learning his way under heavy pressure and seeing too many wide receiver injuries in 2018, the Texans still were able to make the playoffs, win their division and showcase they are an up-and-coming team in the AFC.
Now think about all of the issues that were thrown at the Texans last season and imagine if the wide receiver trio of DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Keke Coutee all can be healthy for an entire season. More so, imagine the production and success for the Texans if they had that trio all on the same field for an extended period of weeks and months in 2019.
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The Texans are getting closer to being a team that should be feared on offense if they’ve made the correct moves to their offensive line and see better production at running back and tight end this upcoming season. Houston has the franchise quarterback in Deshaun Watson as he’ll continue to improve in what will be year three for him, but what jumps off the page is the trio of wide receivers the Texans have in their arsenal.
Hopkins was the No. 1 graded wide receiver by Pro Football Focus for the 2018 season, and Fuller in his third year was looking to be on the verge of making his mark on the roster, but an ACL tear midway through the season put that thought on the back burner for now. There was also the short energence of Coutee when he was able to overcome hamstring issues, but he struggled at times to be on the field for game day. Though, for Coutee, he did have two 100-plus yard receiving games against the rival Indianapolis Colts, even with one being in the playoff loss.
The Texans potentially have a very special trio of wide receivers on their roster, but can they stay healthy to help the franchise reap the rewards from drafting all three players as a single unit this upcoming season?
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