The 2022 season is significant for all players, especially right tackle Tytus Howard. The Texans exercised Howard’s fifth-year option, so Howard has this season to prove to the organization that he is here to stay.
Howard has moved around the offensive line, playing guard and both tackle positions since being a first round pick in 2019, but he clarified he is a right tackle and even put it in his Twitter bio.
The Texans drafted guard Kenyon Green in 2022, which cements Howard as the right tackle this upcoming season. Since ’19 Howard has played in 37 games (all starts) with eight stats his rookie season in ’19, 14 starts in ’20, and 15 starts in ’21.
Howard allowed two sacks in ’21 (as he’s allowed two sacks per season in his first three years in the NFL), but Howard also collected eight penalties in ’21, playing a total of 927 snaps according to PFF.
If Howard comes out on fire, it will be huge for the Texans offensive line and the entire Texans offense.
The team needs a solid offensive line, and this year they have the chance to make a considerable step up. Howard, along with left tackle Laremy Tunsil, who plays an essential role in this team’s success need to stay on the field, and if that happens the offense improves greatly as a whole unit in 2021.