The Houston Texans are looking to do exactly what the Indianapolis Colts did prior to the 2012 NFL season. With the first-overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft, the consensus around the league is that Houston will be steadfast on replacing Matt Schaub at quarterback and select highly-revered prospect Teddy Bridgewater.
Thus, the Texans would enter 2014 with a first-year NFL head coach and a rookie signal-caller to boot. As fate would have it: the AFC South rival Colts are two years removed from starting the year with then-rookie head coach Chuck Pagano and first-overall pick Andrew Luck. After making the playoffs two straight seasons, it’s safe to say that Indianapolis definitely rebounded since going 2-14 in 2011.
Moving on, Houston could be going toe-to-toe with the Colts for years to come as the Texans appear to be on the road back to the top. O’Brien is very much so a quarterback guru considering all the time he spent helping Tom Brady mature with the New England Patriots and can now use his skills to mold Bridgewater — only if the Texans decide to draft him.
Moreover, the Texans have a legitimate shot to make some real noise in 2014 as the possibility of a O’Brien-Bridgewater combination is one that should entice nearly every Houston fan. However, only time well tell if the Texans have the courage to select Bridgewater first overall in this May’s draft.