There are a few things that can derail a team in the National Football League, from injuries to a players temper, to off field distractions, there are many options on how you can deal with them and it now looks like the Houston Texans may have a decision to make themselves. The franchise has done well in recent years but last season saw them take a massive backslide once again. With all the talent the team has been able to put on the field there’s one position that’s been their most difficult to figure out, that being the lack of ability to find a franchise quarterback.
As a result of their inability to fill the most important position on any offense with a competent and talented enough player to make them any better the morale of the entire roster has suffered. While there was a thought that Matt Schaub was talented enough to be the leader their offense needed he had a massive fall last year with record setting bad play. Schaub was once a solid player, unfortunately the franchise never did land a player to develop behind him in order to become the leader for the foreseeable future for the franchise.
With discord and discontent amongst the roster Texans fans have been forced to turn their head in shame, hiding the fact that they love their chosen team because nobody wants to brag about supporting a loser. There was a chance in this years draft for the Texans to land an incredible talent at quarterback, someone who has the ability to lead the franchise into the future, unfortunately they passed on him due to his bloodlines. While Schaub wasn’t going to be a mentor, landing a player like Derek Carr could have been good for the Texans, especially if they could have picked up a veteran to take the reigns for a season or two.
Thanks to the rocky seas that were last season in Houston it appears that Andre Johnson is so upset that he’s ready to get out of town, looking for greener pastures elsewhere. Johnson is one of the best players in his position in the league, and has been since his rookie season, his numbers are even more impressive when you realize he’s never had a top tier quarterback. He’s now willing to sit out in order to be traded away from the only team he’s ever known in the NFL, but the franchise doesn’t appear willing to jettison him. I can’t say I blame them, if I were running things I would have Johnson in meetings trying to see what we could do to keep him aboard, there’s nobody on their roster that can replace his talent. We’ll have to see what Houston does, as a fan of a team who could use a receiver, I can’t help hoping that the Carolina Panthers find a way to make a trade for him, but hey, that’s just wishful thinking.