The New England Patriots went 13-3 last season. The Pittsburgh Steelers did too. The Houston Texans, meanwhile, limped to a 4-12 record, which tied them for last place in the AFC South and gave them more wins than exactly two other teams in the NFL: the three-win Giants and the winless Browns. But unlike the Giants and Browns, who aren’t expected to magically turn things around in 2018, expectations are markedly different for the Texans, partly because of Deshaun Watson, whom they traded up to draft in 2017 and quickly emerged as one of the most exciting young quarterbacks in the game right up until the moment he tore his ACL in November.
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But in seven games, Watson completed 61.8 percent of his throws with 19 touchdowns, 8 interceptions and a passer rating of 103.0. In Mark Melancon Jersey terms of value per play, Watson ranked seventh among all quarterbacks, according to Football Outsiders, just ahead of Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan.
It’s also worth pointing out that Houston made back-to-back playoff appearances in 2015 and 2016 with these quarterbacks starting games: Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett, T.J. Yates, Brandon Weeden, Tom Savage and Brock Osweiler.
The Panthers are in a very different situation, of course. The NFL is currently investigating team owner Jerry Richardson for sexual harassment and workplace misconduct. Richardson announced in December that he was selling the team, and the current asking price (if you care to get involved in the bidding) sits in the neighborhood of $2.5 billion. The New York Times reported last month that the ownership search was in its home stretch and that two favorites had emerged: Ben Navarro, owner of the investment firm Sherman Financial Group, and Alan Kestenbaum, the chief executive of Bedrock Industries.
Limited Womens Zaza Pachulia Jersey This is probably not a storyline the Panthers — or the league — would like to see stretch into the summer months.