Houston Texans: What to Expect From Deshaun Watson’s Texans in 2018?

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A young quarterback with an explosive arm has given the Houston Texans hope for their future. The combination of a Deshaun Watson offense paired with a J.J. Watt led defense appears fantastic on paper. So can we expect the Houston Texas to reclaim the AFC South in 2018?

For the most part, the 2017 season was a season to forget for Houston Texans fans. After winning the AFC South for the fourth time in six years in 2016, the Texans fell to a last-place divisional finish in 2017. It was the Jacksonville Jaguars that won the division in 2017. Good for the Jags because they won the AFC South for the first time in their franchise’s young history. As for the Texans, vengeance is to be had in 2018. Although they did finish in last place last year, all hope is not lost for 2018.

In fact, it’s an exciting time to be a Texans fan! The roster on paper appears to be very competitive. The schedule on paper seems to be one of the easiest schedules in the league. But there is one alarming problem for the Texans. Injuries have plagued the team over the last several years. With that said, I think that if the Texans starters can stay healthy in 2018, I believe they can win the AFC South.

The AFC South is anyone’s division to grab

Don’t sleep on any of the teams in the division. All four teams have franchise quarterbacks who are hungry for some more playoff exposure. I recently wrote an article about what to expect from the Indianapolis Colts in 2018. What I concluded from the research I did was the Colts would rise or fall based on the performance of Andrew Luck and the revamped defense. As for the Tennessee Titans, the young offense keeps improving and could sneak out of the South with their first division title since 2008. Our own Stephen Forsha made three bold predictions about Titans QB Marcus Mariota that are honestly not out of the question, in my opinion. And as for the defending AFC South champions Jaguars, I, like our own Nile McNair expect the Jags to regress in 2018.

As for the Texans in 2018, here are a few things to expect in 2018.

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