3 Houston Texans players who will surprise in 2022

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When it comes to the Houston Texans the question is, who will be the surprise players in 2022?

As the calendar has turned to July, this is the final month without football games as the preseason begins in August, and a few weeks later the 2022 regular season will be here before we know it.

That brings up the topic of Texans players who could surprise not only the fans in Houston, but the entire NFL. This could mean players who finally break out after a couple of seasons of learning the ropes, or i could be a veteran player who regains past form and returns to being the player they once were.

A lot can happen for the Texans in ’22 because they aren’t as bad of a roster as it seems. If the players on the depth chart all play their role to perfection, whether that be quarterback Davis Mills avoiding a “sophomore slump” season, or on defense the rookies showcase their potential early on, the Texans as a whole could give the AFC South some excitement and make it a three-team race as the Colts and Titans have ruled the division standings the past couple seasons.

Besides the entire Texans team having a chance to surprise some fans, which individual players for Houston can have a season that shocks the NFL too? Next are three players who can surprise many as the Texans build their back up to a championship level.

Texans: Which Houston players will surprise the most in 2022?

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Brevin Jordan. 3. player. 10. . Tight End. Houston Texans

A huge part for second-year quarterback Davis Mills to have success in 2022 — and for him to take a few steps forward in his progression — is for the play of tight end Brevin Jordan to improve overall, and the feeling is it will for the 2022 season.

Jordan played in just nine games in ’21 where he made two starts, finishing with 20 receptions on 28 targets for 178 yards receiving and three touchdown catches. Jordan averaged 8.9 yards per reception.

Houston needs Jordan to step up and play in more than nine games this upcoming season, and if he’s healthy, he has the talents to become one of the very best players on the Texans’ offense in ’22.

Mills needs a tight end he can rely upon, and Jordan with his 6’3″ and 245-pound frame that is a big target to have in the red zone, and a player to find when in need of a quick first down as 10 of the 20 receptions by Jordan in ’21 went for a first down.

Again, if Jordan plays in a high number of games this upcoming season, and gets the targets he needs fro Mills, the second-year tight end will be a successful and surprising player in 2022.