The Houston Texans could only watch and hope wide receiver Will Fuller wasn’t as badly hurt as he initially appeared to be last season. Unfortunately Fuller was severely hurt and missed a huge chunk of the 2018 season with a torn ACL. Texans head coach Bill O’Brien gave an update on his receiver. It sounds somewhat promising.
Bill O'Brien told @AdamSchefter that the Texans "feel really good about where Will [Fuller] is right now" coming off a torn ACL. O'Brien said he didn't want to put a date on the WR's return, but he thinks there's a chance that Fuller could be ready by training camp. https://t.co/Ru2WVUTrkK
— Sarah Barshop (@sarahbarshop) April 4, 2019
Fuller was performing well when he was able to play last season, but unfortunately he played only seven games. The Texans have yet to get a full season out of their receiver; his highest total number of games played was 14, in his rookie season in 2016. Quarterback Deshaun Watson has a great connection with Fuller, but injuries have plagued the receiver’s career.
The Texans are anxiously waiting for the day when they can have both Fuller and All-Pro teammate Deandre Hopkins on the field at the same time for the entirety of a season. Houston is fortunate enough to have not one but two fantastic receivers, as well as one of the league’s most talented quarterbacks throwing them the ball. It could be a matter of time before the Texans can perform to their full potential.
Houston has all the pieces to become the most complete team in the AFC and perhaps the league, but injuries have not helped the cause. The Texans have one of the most electrifying rosters in the NFL and are trying to make yet another appearance in the postseason with a full complement of players this time around.
The Texans exist in an AFC South where Jacksonville and Tennessee are in very fluid and volatile situations. The Indianapolis Colts made significant gains last season, and the Texans know they need a healthier roster in order to take the next step in their evolution as a franchise.