The Texans Success will Depend Heavily on Brevin Jordan

Brevin Jordan. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Brevin Jordan. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
3 of 3
Houston Texans
Brevin Jordan. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Why Is This Season Important for Jordan and the Texans?

So, I don’t think anyone can dispute that the Texans are not going to be a very good team this year. Is that fair? I think so. However, when you look at the AFC South, it’s not a very strong division. The Texans could compete if they perform. And that’s where Jordan comes into play.

Jordan played in nine games this past season for the Texans. In those nine games that he played in, he was able to record 20 receptions for 178 yards and three touchdowns. Which, all things considered, three touchdowns in nine games is pretty good. Not great, but good.

This season, Jordan will likely be the starting tight end for the Texans but there’s more to it than that- he’ll probably end up being the second option behind Brandin Cooks this year.

I know that many people think that John Metchie or Nico Collins will be the wide receiver two, and you’re right. But, I find it unlikely that either one of them will be the second option on this Texans team.

John Metchie is coming off an injury and is a rookie receiver who still has to adjust to the NFL game. Being at Alabama for his college career, he had all the talent around him to make sure his job was easy. With Bryce Young throwing him the ball and Jameson Williams on the other side of the field, Metchie was the second option on the Alabama Crimson Tide team which I expect accounted for a lot of his success. As for Collins, it’s a little bit of a different story.

Collins is a lot like Jordan, but their route tree’s are very different. Collins plays a game very similar to Bengals receiver, Tee Higgins. They play a great possession game downfield. But unlike Higgins, Collins struggles with his cuts which makes creating separation incredibly hard for him. It’s for that reason that I don’t think he can be trusted as the second option. That being said, it leaves Jordan.

I feel Jordan’s big frame, strong hands, and his route tree fits Davis Mills’ game perfectly. He can make plays with his run after catch ability, he can be a red zone target, he can play off the block, and he can play across the middle of the field. He’s by far and away the most versatile receiver they have in that aspect.

Trending. Why Does Brandin Cooks Continue to go Underrated?. light

If he can take the step up this season, Jordan could become a very dependable receiving option for Mills and the Texans organization.