The Houston Texans have had a tumultuous offseason, to say the least. They traded star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals, and it's fair to wonder how that will impact their offense going forward.
Even so, this team has won double-digit games in back-to-back seasons, and the latest projection for their over/under total doesn't give Houston the respect it deserves. The Texans' 2020 NFL regular-season over/under has been set at 7.5, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
With Deshaun Watson at the helm, it's difficult to see the teams finishing below .500. In his three seasons since entering the league, he's strung together a 24-13 record. Even in an injury-shortened rookie campaign, he still led the team to a 3-3 record in six starts.
In other words, even without his top target, Watson is more than capable of keeping this team afloat.
While the loss of DJ Reader will hurt the defense, the Texans should benefit from playing in a relatively weak division. The Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans will likely be their primary competition for the AFC South crown, but neither team looks like a surefire contender next season. The Jacksonville Jaguars also appear to be in a full-scale rebuild now that Nick Foles is off the team.
So while Houston's offseason has understandably created some questions around the franchise, the team has more than enough talent to compete in the AFC South next season.
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