After making the playoffs the last two seasons, a busy 2020 offseason and leadership shakeup caused the Houston Texans to regress. The Texans started just 1-6, which star quarterback Deshaun Watson wasn't happy with, and the team stumbled to a 4-12 record to end the year, going out on a five-game losing streak.
After his team's last-second loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 17, Watson was focused on the Texans' future, and put the front office on notice about the lack of foundation in Houston.
Watson is understandably frustrated, losing five straight games to end the season and failing to sniff the playoffs after two previous appearances should upset any player. Adding further insult to injury, the Texans won't get the main benefit from a poor season -- a high first-round pick -- because the Miami Dolphins own that selection as part of the Jeremy Tunsil trade.
That pick, which will be the No. 3 overall selection, could've let Houston nab a star weapon to pair with Watson, or they could've been traded down to accumulate more picks and fill out the obvious holes on their roster. Instead, Watson and the Texans can only watch the Dolphins reap the rewards.
Watson has proven he's a star, rising above his team's instability this season to place first in passing yards with 4,823 while throwing for 33 touchdowns (tied for seventh). He's the kind of quarterback that can lead a team to a championship, and he's making it clear to his front office that they need to be better.
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