Houston Texans (4-12)
Main arrivals: QB Tyrod Taylor, RB Rex Burkhead, OT Marcus Cannon, OL Justin Britt
Main starting points: WR Will Fuller V, C Nick Martin, DE JJ Watt
The 22 pending lawsuits against Deshaun Watson accusing him of sexual misconduct, which he has denied, are looming over a franchise that chooses to pretend it’s not at all weird for him to take on representatives of the fourth team as quarterbacks or quarterbacks. scout team safety – or be with the team all the way. On the other hand, not much is true of the Texans, whose front office dysfunction and mismanagement of the salary cap alienated their best players and caused a roster, reassembled with free agents for short-term deals and coached by a first-timer in David Culley, that could be luck. way to a win or two. Or maybe not.
Indianapolis foals (11-5)
Main arrivals: QB Carson Wentz, OT Eric Fisher, DT Antwaun Woods, DE Kwity Paye
Main starting points: QB Philip Rivers, QB Jacoby Brissett, OT Anthony Castonzo, DE Denico Autry, LB Justin Houston, S Malik Hooker
Not many teams have been assembled and coached as well as the Colts, who have solved the quarterback’s dilemma created by Philip Rivers’ retirement… by acquiring one of the worst in the NFL through many statistical measures, advanced or traditional . Carson Wentz has reunited with former Philadelphia mentors coach Frank Reich and Press Taylor, but is recovering from foot surgery that jeopardizes his Week 1 availability. If Wentz can’t revive his career, a team brimming with talent — security guard Quenton Nelson, defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and linebacker Darius Leonard are all among the best in the league in their positions — can expect them to struggle, especially with a brutally early schedule.
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-15)
Main arrivals: QB Trevor Lawrence, RB Carlos Hyde, DT Malcom Brown, CB Shaquill Griffin
Main starting points: W.R. Keelan Cole
In a college hotbed, owner Shahid Khan has entrusted a successful college coach, Urban Meyer, and the best quarterback prospect in a decade to revive one of the NFL’s wretched franchises. The Jaguars will be relevant. Whether they’ll be more than competitive will depend on the progress of, duh, Lawrence and their brigade of recent high-draft picks, defensive side K’Lavon Chaisson, cornerback CJ Henderson and receiver Laviska Shenault. Unfortunately, the Florida A&M or Kent State Jaguars couldn’t plan to ease Meyer’s transition; they’ll have to settle for playing the Texans twice.