When an NFL team is rebuilding – not just the roster, but the entire franchise – things usually go from bad to worse before they get better.
This is exactly where the Houston Texans could be right now.
Question marks surround the organization, from the starting quarterback to the first head coach to the first general manager. But there is always hope for the future, isn’t there?
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Our favorite roster makers at Pro Football Focus put together another roster, this time analyzing the salary cap for the next three years and the health of project capital for all 32 teams. Watch out, Houston Texans fans, your team is almost down.
The Houston Texans rank 30th overall, 30th in active project capital, 24th in effective cap space, 11th in prorated salaries, 23rd in top 51 veterans assessment, and 30th in unrestricted free agent assessment.
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Pro Football Focus had this to say about the Texans’ standings:
“The Texans have skewed their ranking here a bit by signing 39 free agents this offseason – only one other team has eclipsed 25, with 27 – with the lion’s share of those deals being one year. As a result, they rank third in the free 2022 agent review column, but in reality it’s a quantity versus quality issue, they won’t need to replace many of those actors.
That said, Houston spent the most money in the NFL in 2020, and they prorated a good portion. The lack of a first-round pick over the past two years due to Laremy Tunsil’s trade doesn’t do them a favor either, which is why they rank 30th in the active draft capital. “
The Texans find themselves in the basement of the NFL, but what about their opponents in the AFC South?
The rebuilding Jacksonville Jaguars are second, the Indianapolis Colts third and the Tennessee Titans 23rd. … All are doing better than the Texans.
Fans can only hope that this is one of the last vestiges of the Bill O’Brien era that the team faces, and that the David Culley / Nick Caserio era ushers in some victories. and a brighter future.
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