Houston Texans have zero Pro Bowl selections, but what about Brandin Cooks?

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Should the Houston Texans have had a 2022 Pro Bowl selection as the initial selection list as released on Wednesday evening?

For the AFC the Texans had no players selected to or voted on to the team, but in all honesty only one player on the current Texans’ roster should even be in consideration, and that was Brandin Cooks. The Houston Texans – who are 3-11 overall – are currently in the midst of one of the worst seasons in franchise history, so options are limited for presenting a case for any player on the roster to be a Pro Bowl selection.

When it come to the current third-worst team in the NFL, there has been very little success on the team, and when it comes to a player like Cooks at wide receiver, with the play at quarterback and on offense as a whole he’s dealt with all season long, he should at least be in the conversation.

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Cooks in ’21 has amassed 80 receptions for 947 yards with five touchdowns, averaging 11.8 yards per catch. Two of Cooks’ touchdown receptions came this past Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team currently with the worst record in the NFL.

Maybe there is a chance for Cooks to eventually be chosen to play in the Pro Bowl when players are injured and can’t participate in the game, leaving vacant spots to be filled.

As for not making the initial list, a lot of that is most likely due to the play he’s had at quarterback this season with Tyrod Taylor being injured and later benched for poor play this season, and with Davis Mills finally having a productive game in Week 15.

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There is really no real argument for the Houston Texans not having a Pro Bowl pick in ’22 when the list was released on Wednesday, except for Cooks, and that isn’t a complete given he should have made the team.