The Houston Texans have the absolute worst odds to win Super Bowl 56 for the 2021 season according to The Action Network, and in all honestly the franchise deserves that distinction this offseason.
As things stand right now, The Action Network has the Houston Texans (4-12 in 2020) and the Detroit Lions at +10000 odds to win Super Bowl 56 as compared to the rest of the AFC South, where the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-15 overall in 2020) are +8000 with new head coach Urban Meyer and the No. 1 overall pick.
The Indianapolis Colts (a playoff team in 2020) are +2800, and the AFC South champion Tennessee Titans are also at +2800. The odds on favorite to win Super Bowl 56 as of February are the Kansas City Chiefs at +550.
Houston enters this offseason with the elephant in the room being if Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson will change his mind and play for the team in 2021, or if the Texans will give in to his decision to ask to be traded.
Currently the Houston Texans don’t have a first or second round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, and their first pick isn’t until the 67th overall selection, so there is a lot of decisions to be made between now and the draft that will continue to change the way the Texans are structured.
The Houston Texans also hired a new general manger this offseason being Nick Caserio, and the new head coach is David Culley, as both the GM and head coach are at their respective positions for the first time in their careers, meaning there is a lot of “firsts” happening with the Texans right now.
Houston Texans: Will quarterback Deshaun Watson stay with team in 2021?
The Houston Texans have said they want Deshaun Watson to stay their quarterback, but that might just be part of the trade game they must play with all interested teams to get the upper hand — and more capital — in a potential trade of the Houston Texans quarterback.
All of the changes made to the front office, the poor play of 2020, and the uncertainty of who will be under center for the Houston Texans in 2021 all is a part of such poor odds to win Super Bowl 56.
So much can, and will, change between now and the start of the 2021 regular season for not just all NFL teams, but especially the Houston Texans. The Texans have many decisions to make on free agents who have had their contracts expire with the team, and the Texans have trade decisions to make on not only Watson, but also J.J. Watt as he is in the final year of his deal.
Watt doesn’t deserve to have to go though another Houston Texans rebuild as he’s entering his 11th season in the NFL. For his best bet to win a championship Watt needs to play for someone else other than the team tied for the worst odds to win the Super Bowl.
The 2021 season will be tough to watch if you’re expecting positive and winning results, especially if Watson is traded. Seeing many believe the Houston Texans will be the worst team in the league, at least it will be a chance for the rebuild to begin, and that will allow the Texans to start the long climb up the ladder in the NFL to be competitive once again.