The Houston Texans offense is looking to make some major improvements, despite making the playoffs and winning the AFC South Division, the Texans have a lot of improvement to make on the offense. Having their rushing attack, combined with Alfred Blue and Lamar Miller, in the top ten rushing offense in the league, the major concern relied on their passing attack, which was ranked 29th in the league. Not losing any key players on the offense, the Texans looked to improve in the most promising way, by drafting a new quarterback in the first round, DeShaun Watson.
With the passing offense almost being ranked last in the NFL, and still winning the division and making the playoffs, the Houston Texans relied heavily on the number one ranked defense in the NFL, as well as had a top 15 rushing offense. However, after losing in the playoffs, they realized that they were going to need to make severe changes, starting with trading Brock Osweiler, and drafting their franchise quarterback, DeShaun Watson. Watson, who just won a BCS National Championship with The University of Clemson, is looking to be the starter at the beginning of the season, ahead of Tom Savage. The Texans need to make sure they utilize him correctly and still rely heavily on the run game. This will create some exposed holes on the defense when running play action passes or screen passes, giving Watson game time confidence.
Drafting DeShaun Watson is going to be able to alleviate some pressure from Miller and Blue, opening more holes on draw or stretch plays. Lamar Miller will once again rush for over 1,000 yards, and Watson will surprisingly pass for over 3,500 yards. The Houston Texans should be very excited for this year. Especially seeing that they improved their offense in the most important way and in the most crucial position. With the addition of DeShaun Watson, the Texans could easily win the division and make the playoffs for the third year in a row.
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