The Houston Texans won the AFC South after early and late struggles last season. Imagine how exciting they can be in 2019 if everything goes according to plan.
Though the 2018 season for the Houston Texans didn’t end well, there was a lot to be happy with from last season as the Texans saw their starting quarterback Deshaun Watson play the entire 16-game regular season, even after being sacked 62 times.
There was also the fact the Texans’ defense played well for most of the season, and there is a lot of potential at wide receiver, which makes for an exciting time for the franchise.
Granted, there was also the fact the Texans lost their first three games of the season, played in a lot of close games that could have gone either way, and injuries changed the look of the offensive roster at wide receiver.
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Even with all of that, plus head coach Bill O’Brien being on and off the hot seat, the Texans still won the AFC South and returned to the playoffs, though they also cost themselves a first-round bye with a couple weeks left in the regular season.
Houston wasn’t playing their best football at all when they lost to the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card Playoffs in front of the hometown fans, either, leaving a bad taste for the end of the season.
All of that was hopefully a learning experience to not repeat the same mistakes in 2019, because there is a lot to be excited for with the Texans this upcoming season.
The Texans drafted offensive linemen in the first two rounds, they let some players walk, players were cut, players were added via free agency, and even more exciting Watson will enter the camp season without any injuries to recover from. Remember, last year Watson was still recovering from his torn ACL from the 2017 season.
If the players who were injured for parts of last season like wide receivers Will Fuller and Keke Coutee can be on the field on a more consistent basis, plus the offensive line and Watson work a little better as an overall unit, the Texans should be an exciting team to watch. Listed next are three reasons to be excited for the Texans in 2019.