4 Texans whose stock improved entering game vs. Browns

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1. Tyrod Taylor, Quarterback

It was no easy task for Tyrod Taylor to take over as the Houston Texans starting quarterback, as he had to take over the spot left empty by Deshaun Watson, the passing leader of the NFL in ’20. It was great to see him play well, and for that alone, his stock improved greatly after Week 1.

Taylor didn’t throw any interceptions, and in his first start since the season opener last season (with the Los Angeles Chargers) the Texans quarterback was 21-of-33 for 291 yards with two touchdown passes going to David Johnson and Danny Amendola. Taylor also rushed for 40 yards on four carries.

The Texans have seen what Taylor can do and hopefully realize how important signing him was this past offseason. Taylor has a chance to rejuvenate his career in Houston this season, and Week 1 definitely improved his stock for Week 2 against the Browns.

Again, like with Christian Kirksey, Taylor is a former player for Cleveland, spending the 2018 season with that franchise. Though he only made three starts in four games with the Browns, players most likely want to have great games against their former teams.

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Taylor does have a tough task ahead, but the optimism is high for Taylor entering Week 2 due to his play in Week 1.