Houston Texans: Three Questions facing the 2018 Season

As we enter the 2018 season, we begin, as always, with training camp. All 32 teams will be fully involved by July 29. That includes the Houston Texans. This team was playoff bound in 2017 before the injury to their star QB. Thus, with his return in 2018, the team looks to pick up where they left off prior to that injury. However, there are always questions surrounding a team as they head into a new season. Here are three questions we tackle for the Houston Texans.

  1. Is Jadeveon Clowney worth an extension?

Clowney is in the final year of his contract. Many will be talking about throughout this season and into the offseason. Is he really going to be worth a long-term deal? He has been injury prone for most of his early career. While he has not been a troublemaker, he has often left his team without his abilities. In four years of service, Clowney has only played all 16 games one time. When he is on the field, he is a force. However, the Houston Texans have not had the luxury of that force often.

  1. Is the Houston Texans AFC Championship material?

The Texans are one of the better teams in the AFC. When this roster is healthy, they can play with just about any team in the league, let alone the AFC. That is the age-old question, health. Any team can ask that question. Although, not every team can answer with, “We have a championship team if the bug does not bite”. The Texans most certainly can. We will have to see if they can answer the bell.

  1. Will Deshaun Watson play passive?

We have seen it with many mobile QBs prior, passiveness. Once the legs face injury, the star QB gets scared and then begins to play passively. Most recently, it happened with Robert Griffin III. After he reinjured the knee in the playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, 2013 was a disaster. He has never been the same since.

I do not see this happening with Watson. The Houston Texans have a hot, young stud on their hands. He is ready to lead them to the next level and possibly win multiple championships. I like his demeanor coming back from injury. Maybe the question to ask will be; will the coaches hold him back?

The Houston Texans have a lot working or them. Not only now but also, well into the future. Keeping this solid young core together should mean many winning seasons for years to come.

Do you have questions regarding the 2018 Houston Texans? Leave a comment below.

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