The Houston Texans offense has been anemic for a good portion of this season, as I’m sure most of you have realized by now. Houston is leaning into the rebuild and have played most of their young players that have shown promise. I mean why not? They aren’t very good, although they do have a head coach that they play hard for.
Some of those young players have shined, the same cannot be said for former Miami Hurricanes and current Texans TE Brevin Jordan. Jordan, a 5th round pick, was a #1 high school tight end recruit and #20 overall coming out of high school in Las Vegas. There were 8 Tight Ends drafted ahead of him in the 2021 NFL Draft, when the Houston Texans would select Jordan with their No. 147 selection.
Although he was a 5th rounder, the Houston Texans had high hopes for Brevin Jordan coming out of the draft considering his high school production. His college numbers won’t stand out to you (1,358 receiving yards from 2018-2020) but Jordan’s yardage totals went up every year and he continued to improve and perfect his craft.
His first year in the NFL in 2021 was a big jump for him, and he self-admittedly struggled to adjust to the biggest stage of them all. “My first day in pads last year, I was just getting tossed around. I was like ‘I gotta get bigger, I gotta get stronger’ It was like a whole different game.” said Brevin Jordan during training camp this past year.
After sitting out the first 7 weeks of the year last year to adjust to the NFL from college, Jordan would play his first game in Week 8. He logged 3 catches for 41 yards and hauled in a touchdown, a sign that he may have turned the corner in his adjustment to NFL speeds. He ultimately had an underwhelming rookie campaign, totaling only 178 yards and 20 catches in 9 games played. Since he was a rookie and also a low pick, Texans staff and even fans understood that it may take some time for him to become a productive NFL player.
Fast forward to this year, and Brevin Jordan hasn’t really done much of anything. He has 6 catches for 32 yards on the season, and has only played in 5 of the Texans 9 games so far on the season. Most recently in the game against the Giants, he was a healthy scratch in favor of Teagen Quitoriano (who caught a TD pass from Davis Mills in the TNF game vs. Philadelphia). Quitoriano, a blocking Tight End, was given 27 snaps in the loss against the Giants. He was on the field for 18 snaps in the game against the Eagles.
It’s a big jump backwards for Brevin Jordan, after leading all Houston Texans tight ends by playing 63% of the snaps against the Eagles and then being a healthy scratch the very next week against the Giants. It seems he has lost his #3 TE spot to Quitoriano, who is already behind two other Texans tight ends in Jordan Adkins and O.J. Howard.
Brevin Jordan needs to show something in order to earn his spot back that he has seemingly lost. He hasn’t made the best of his targets, although a bad Texans offense surely won’t help him to get into a groove at all. Davis Mills is also a young quarterback that needs all the help and big bodied targets that he can get to try and get this struggling Texans offense going. Lets all remember though, Jordan is still only 22 years old and still has a ton of promise and natural talent.
But for now, Jordan needs to find some way to just get back into the Texans active lineup.