Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller has spent the offseason recovering from a torn ACL he suffered midway through the 2018 campaign. Fortunately, he is ready for a comeback in the 219 NFL season.
The Texans have taken a cautious approach with Fuller’s recovery through training camp and the preseason. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, he is excited to get back on the field in Week 1.
“I’m ready, I feel real good,” Fuller said. “We got some good work out there. I felt good out there. I’m excited to get back and play in a game.”
Head coach Bill O’Brien resonated Fuller’s optimism.
“He’s a good route runner, he’s improved his hands a lot since he came into the league, he has good chemistry with Deshaun (Watson), so I do think that he’s ready.”
It is encouraging to see that Fuller is ready to pick up where he left off last season when he merged as the complementary option to wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in the passing game. He finished the year with 32 receptions for 503 yards and four touchdowns before suffering the injury.
There is no question about Fuller’s talent as a bonafide deep threat. Unfortunately, there are some concerns about his durability after missing 15 games over the last two seasons due to injury. The receiving corps has also gotten a bit more crowded with the arrival of Kenny Stills via trade. He will be competing with Stills and wide receiver Keke Coutee for targets outside of Hopkins.
The onus will be on the former first-rounder to maintain his status as one of quarterback Deshaun Watson’s trusted options.