Houston Texans: 3 things the Texans should be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Texans nation! We here at FanSided and the Toro Times would all like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it! In honor of Thanksgiving, I want to talk about some things that the Texans organization should be thankful for this Thanksgiving. This season has been pretty negative so far, so lets take a day to be positive and look at some things that we can all look forward to. Let’s go!

Dameon Pierce is an Absolute Stud For The Houston Texans

The biggest on the field positive this season has been by far the emergence of rookie RB Dameon Pierce. He’s been electric all season long and gives sparks to a mostly lifeless Houston offense. The Texans drafted him in the 4th round in this past year’s draft and after cutting Marlon Mack in the off-season and jumping veteran RB Rex Burkhead on the depth chart, hasn’t looked back since. Dameon Pierce (in 10 games played) has 780 yards on 175 carries, which is about 4.5 yards per carry. He also has 24 catches for 135 yards and 4 total touchdowns. He’s been excellent in a season filled with a bunch of negatives. Lets all hope he can continue on this upward trend and keep being a great player for the Houston Texans.

The Deshaun Watson Haul

I won’t get into all of the off the field stuff and what happened regarding Deshaun Watson, but when he was traded away from the Houston Texans to the Cleveland Brown; Houston got an absolute haul. To refresh your memory, Houston traded Deshaun Watson and a 6th round pick and got 3 1st round picks (2022,2023,2024) , a 3rd round pick in 2023, and 2 4th round picks in 2022 and 2024. The pick i’m focused on currently is that 2023 1st round pick. The Browns are 3-7 and they would currently be picking at #7, since that pick is the Texans pick via the Watson trade, the Texans currently have the #1 pick (since they are 1-8-1 and hold the worst record in the NFL) and that 7th overall pick. It goes without saying, but those picks are massive for a rebuilding team, such as Houston, who have holes all over the roster. Assuming they go QB at #1, they have options at #7. They could take the best player available, or trade back and get some extra assets in order to speed up the rebuild. Draft season is going to be a fun time for this Texans team.

Texans Fans all Around the World!

As I’ve previously stated before, it’s been a rough season on the field for the Houston Texans. They sit at 1-8-1 and just benched their QB in favor of a journeyman in order to try and just create a spark to a team that hasn’t shown many signs of life. Texans fans have (mostly) stayed engaged with the team despite all of the struggles and continue the support week in and week out regardless of the outcome. Some other teams that have had bad seasons can’t say the same thing, as fans can tend to stop caring if they know it is a lost season record wise.

The Texans organization should be very thankful that they have such a good fan base to go through this rebuild with them, because they need all the support they can get. Shout out to you, Texans Nation!