The Houston Texans have a brand new head coach and starting quarterback. The only way they can win this season is if their best player, wide receiver Andre Johnson, buys into the new system.
Here is a list of five players who will have a bounce back season.
With NFL training camp underway, let’s look at the biggest storylines to watch for in camp the next month.
Every NFL team has a chance… theoretically. But these 5 teams might as well pack it in until 2015.
Johnson reportedly wants out of Houston. But don’t expect the Jets to make a play for the All-Pro wide receiver. At least not yet.
Andre Johnson has reportedly asked Houston for a trade, and though the Texans sound like they are not interested in moving the future Hall of Fame wide receiver right now, the suitors are already lining up.
Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft by the Houston Texans, is recovering from sports hernia surgery.
For nearly three years, Jadeveon Clowney couldn’t wait to get to the NFL, and the league was just as eager to add the player some called the best defensive prospect in a decade. No surprise: Clowney is the Texans’ man.
James Franklin, 41, who led Vanderbilt to bowls in all three of his seasons there, replaces Bill O’Brien as Penn State’s newest head football coach.
Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.
PSU fans shouldn’t be upset that O’Brien took the Texans’ job. His two-season tenure at Beaver Stadium gave the Nittany Lions’ program something it hasn’t had for a long time. It gave it normal.
It gave it normal.
O’Brien, a former offensive coordinator for the Patriots, took on perhaps college football’s toughest job in January 2012, joining a school rattled by the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The Cincinnati Bengals had a great season and are looking forward to welcoming the San Diego Chargers into Paul Brown Stadium for the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Even with that game on the immediate horizon, the 2014 opponents for the Bengals have now been set.
Rex Ryan is almost certainly in his final hours as the head coach of the New York Jets, but he is hardly alone. There are at least five NFL coaches who are on the firing line at the end of Week 17.
Santonio Holmes returns to the Jets’ lineup after missing five games with a hamstring injury.