The Houston Texans are rising, but how high can the offense produce for the rest of the 2022 season?
After a much needed bye week the Texans are looking to continue their success they had in their win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, because this time the opponent will be the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 7.
Rookie running back Dameon Pierce is really starting to prove he is the steal of the 2022 NFL Draft as he has put up 300 yards and three touchdowns in his last three games.
However, one of the biggest questions is how is the passing game gonna change. Texans second-year quarterback Davis Mills has yet to have a breakout performance for the team as he’s averaging only 209.6 yards per game and has totaled 1,048 yards passing on the season though five games played.
In Mills’ defense he isn’t surrounded with the greatest players to throw other than Nico Collins and Brandin Cooks, so it seems near impossible for him to succeed. When looking at the receiving situation of the Texans they would be smart to add a veteran receiver and that player is recently cut former All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon.
Josh Gordon is the answer to Texans QB Mills’ troubles
Gordon — who was on the practice squad of the Titans —was selected by the Browns in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. In his first two years with the Browns he was electric where he accumulated 2,451 yards receiving,14 touchdowns, 81.7 yards per game, and a catch percentage of 53.7 percent. Since then he has been unable to stay healthy or has dealt with multiple suspensions due to substance abuse, causing pauses to his career.
Since those two electric seasons, Gordon has only been able to gain 1,530 yards, seven touchdowns, and 16.8 yards per reception. One thing that still stands out about him is when the ball is thrown in his direction he still collects catches at a reliable 52.3 percent of those targets.
When on the field Gordon is a scary downfield threat as he has a scorching 4.5 40-yard time matched with the size of a tight end as he’s 6’3″ and weighs around 225 pounds.
Gordon is still only 31 years old and is looking to prove most teams wrong for not signing this offseason. Gordon could a breakout season if he gets signed, but will it be the Texans the team that give his another opportunity in the NFL to see if he can still be the player he once was while in Cleveland?
Would you want to see Gordon in Houston as a member of the offense?