The Houston Texans finished the 2021 season with a 4-13 record, which was good for third place in the AFC South. With the team rebuilding, they aren’t expected to make the playoffs this season, but they are hoping to improve on their record from last season.
Houston averaged 16.5 points per game, which was 30th in the league. And they gave up 26.6 points per game, which was 27th. They fired head coach David Culley after one season on the job and replaced him with Lovie Smith. Who was their defensive coordinator last season.
The Texans didn’t play Deshaun Watson last season after he requested a trade and was accused of sexual misconduct. They traded him in the offseason for first-round picks in 2022, 2023 and 2024. A third-round pick in 2023 and a fourth-round pick in 2024.
Davis Mills completed 66.8 percent of his passes for 2,664 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions as a rookie. They are hoping he will improve on his performance and become their franchise player.
Houston’s running game was the worst in the league last season, led by Rex Burkhead. Who had 427 rushing yards and three touchdowns. They signed Marlon Mack in the offseason, hoping he can get back to his 2019 form. When he rushed for 1,091 yards and eight touchdowns.
Houston Texans Season Preview
The Texans didn’t make a lot of moves in free agency. But they picked up a lot of good players in the draft, selecting Derek Stingley Jr., Kenyon Green, Jalen Pitre, and John Metchie III in the first two rounds of the draft.
They used four of their first seven draft picks on defensive players and they’re hoping they will make a significant impact this season.
With the new additions, the Texans will be better than they were last season. But they will be competing with the Jaguars for the worst record in the division. Which is why their Super Bowl 2023 odds is currently at +10000. Which tied for the worst in the league.