DeAndre Hopkins suggests Texans should wear throwback Oilers jerseys
The Cleveland Browns aren’t the only ones making uniform news. Just a day after the Browns announced they would be overhauling their uniforms, DeAndre Hopkins started some buzz about the Houston Texans.
Fans love throwback uniforms, and the star receiver is on board with the idea. Hopkins made a post on his Instagram page suggesting the team wear old Houston Oilers jerseys at some point.
Hopkins asked his followers if they’d like to see it, and got a strong response in the comments. The Houston Texans started as an expansion franchise back in 2002, but professional football has deep roots in Houston. The Oilers were in Houston from 1970 to 1996, when they moved to Tennessee and eventually became the Titans.
Houston-area football fans went six years without a team before landing the Texans. Many fans in Houston used to be Oilers fans, and this would be a nice way to pay homage to their roots. The Texans are back to being one of the most exciting teams in the league with Hopkins and Deshaun Watson, and these uniforms would be another way to keep the fun going.
Among the many NFL players who commented affirmatively were fellow receivers Keenan Allen, Emmanuel Sanders, and Josh Gordon. It’s hard to argue with the photo Hopkins posted, and hopefully, the Texans’ staff is following up on it.