Houston Texans TE Brevin Jordan brings ‘flexibility’ to offense
Houston Texans have seen improvement with tight end Brevin Jordan this offseason
Things should be very interesting for Houston Texans tight end Brevin Jordan for the 2022 NFL season, because he could be in a number of spots on the offense in his second year with the franchise.
In ’21 Jordan played in nine games as a rookie, making two starts, all while collecting 20 receptions on 28 targets for 178 yards and three touchdowns. Of those 20 receptions, 10 were credited for a first down, and Jordan averaged 8.9 yards per reception.
Jordan is capable of better numbers, but more than that, new Texans head coach Lovie Smith is big on seeing offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton have Jordan in various spots on offense this season for his receiving and blocking abilities.
Smith in a press conference with the Houston media on Friday (July 29) said this about Jordan and their plans for the second-year player in ’22, as comments were provided by HoustonTexans.com:
"“He gives us flexibility. You can line him up outside. Of course he can in-line block a little bit but it’s just not that. We talked about the fullback position, being a 22 team, being a 13 team. We’re going to have multiple tight ends and multiple running backs. That should cause problems.”"
Smith went on to talk more about the offense and Jordan for the ’22 season.
"“We talk about what kind of personality we want to have. That’s power football, too. All these things go into what we would like to do. Makes it a lot harder for the defense. Excited to see exactly what we’ll be able to do with him this year.”"
Seeing Jordan play fullback would be kind of fun to see, as he could be a lead blocker for Marlon Mack or Dameon Pierce, or Jordan himself could carry the football at times. Either way, this is a good way to utilize the size and power of Jordan, as the Texans have a couple players at tight end who can help make this offense better.
Texans TE Brevin Jordan can make the offense better with his blocking and catching talents
Jordan — who is 6’3″ and 245 pounds is a player who is capable of making the big blocks, and if that is what it takes to get the rushing game of the Texans going in ’22 ‚— because it was one of the very worst in 2021 — then that will have to happen.
Better and more consistent blocking is very important for the Houston rushing attack, and it is very important for the tight end roster too. As the Texans keep working on their team rebuild, the blocking by the tight ends will be needed to help aid the offensive line as they work to become a solid unit this season as they have some new additions to that part of the offense.
Jordan must have impressed Smith last season because if the Texans want to play power football in ’22, they are going to need players who are tough, and willing to make the necessary blocks for the running backs to run with. Jordan fits that description when he’s on the field.
Causing problems is what Smith wants to see from the Houston offense, and if Jordan is the player who can bring flexibility to the tight end spot with his receiving abilities, and his blocking, that is going to make things stressful for the opposing defense, meaning problems will happen with the opposing defense.
If Houston gains a respectable rushing game, opponents will have to respect all aspects of the Texans offense, and Jordan will be a big part of that renaissance in ’22.