NFL Power Rankings Entering the 2022-23 Season

32. Houston Texans

Week 1 Matchup: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Deshaun Watson has officially played his last snap as a member of the Houston Texans. Houston shipped off its former franchise player to Cleveland in exchange for a massive haul — three first-round picks (2022, 2023, 2024), a 2023 third-rounder, and two fourth-round selections (2022, 2024).

With or without Watson, the Texans don’t have the look of a contender entering 2022. However, former third-round pick Davis Mills proved enough to warrant another year as a starter. Mills was the second-most efficient rookie QB last season trailing only Mac Jones (who was named to the Pro Bowl). The offense next year could look drastically different around Mills. Wide receiver Brandin Cooks and left tackle Laremy Tunsil are likely to draw massive interest as potential trade candidates this offseason. In the draft, Houston added LSU corner Derek Stingley Jr. with the No. 3 overall pick and guard Kenyon Green with the No. 15 selection.

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