The Texans have to clean house now. I don’t know if they can sustain mediocrity as a mid-level team with playoff talent. On the roster, they have the talent (especially on defense) to be a strong contender for years to come. But overall, they are just not good enough to be that team.
Unfortunately, the Texans likely will draft a new quarterback to run the team. Arian Foster can never seem to stay healthy and Andre Johnson’s talents are wasting away. There’s a lot of changes on the horizon and who knows if the new head coach will change everything up?
As it appears right now, the Texans are in the crossroads. Milk out whatever potential talent they have left or start fresh with a new regime. It would be easy just to stick with what they have and hope maybe they can catch lightning in the bottle. But it doesn’t look like this team has what it takes.
Maybe they will if they draft a quarterback that is a miracle worker. They might have enough to win a title in that small window. But such dreams are rare.
What’s great about the NFL is that any team that struggles can get back to relevance in three years or fewer. The Chiefs turned it around this season because they had the talent and the right coach. Maybe the Texans see that in themselves.
But unless they can get the right leaders on the team, their best route may be to start fresh. We’ll have to see who their new head coach is and if he sees it the same. I would hope they can stay relevant, but it’s not worth trying to do it if the right pieces aren’t there.