Who has a worse future: The Houston Texans or Jacksonville Jaguars?

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The Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars face off again on Sunday.

With both squads at the stoplight known as their 2-11 record, this Sunday could change the future for both of these teams. The Houston Texans sit at the third overall spot, while Jacksonville holds one place above them with the second overall selection.

Defensive players will be at a premium in a draft that features a lesser-desired quarterback class than expected. Especially within the first two picks, as Jacksonville does not need another quarterback (they drafted Trevor Lawrence last year), and the Detroit Lions could also pick a defensive player with the first overall pick.

So which of these two teams has the better future? Is it the Houston Texans who are battling arguably the biggest set of allegations against a professional quarterback that’s ever played in the NFL?

Or is it the Jacksonville Jaguars, whose coach has been making the news for all the wrong reasons- estranging his locker room seemingly by the day? Answering that question will be the purpose of this article, with analysis over the following topics:

  • The current state of each team, the outlook for the rest of the 2021 season
  • How much will one draft position change each team’s future?
  • How do the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars compare in Expected Points Added, and if that can be overcome in 2022
  • And the ultimate, bad football-personnel cage match: Jack Easterby vs. Urban Meyer.

This will be fun comparing some of the “best of the worst” teams in the NFL. So, which team has it worse? So, let’s get right into our first topic.