Houston Texans: Top 5 WR duos in franchise history
By Mitch Hill
Houston Texans WR Duo No. 2: Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller (2020)
In the wide receiver corps’ first season without DeAndre Hopkins, the franchise was not sure who would be stepping up as the No. 1 wide receiver. Let us take into account that Deshaun Watson had a career-year, even with the Houston Texans only finishing with a 4-12 record.
Brandin Cooks took on a bigger role tallying up 1,150 yards and six touchdowns with 81 receptions. Will Fuller was able to acquire 879 yards with eight touchdowns, catching a total of 47 receptions. In ’20 Cooks averaged 14.2 YPC, while Fuller had an average YPC of 16.6 in 11 games.
The duo of Cooks and Fuller were a good combination for Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson to have. Fuller stretched the field out and was a touchdown threat that gave Cooks openings to make plays.
Having a good quarterback has shown a direct result in the productivity of wide receivers. Seeing the consistent season from Cooks and Fuller makes you wonder what could have been with the wide receiver duo of Hopkins and Johnson in Houston’s mid-seasons in history.