Catch a Houston Texans game in a luxury suite at NRG Stadium
There is no doubt about it; Houston is a football city. Since the city’s re-integration into the NFL as a new franchise in 2002 with the birth of the Houston Texans, this town has fallen in love with its team. Overcoming initial struggles, the Texans quickly developed a reputation as a hard-nosed defensive squad that strikes fear in the heart of anyone on the opposing sideline. The view from a Texans suite is truly spectacular; perfect for your corporate or private group.
Led by one of the most dominating players in the game today in JJ Watt, the Texans come to the stadium each week hungry in pursuit of their first Lombardi Trophy. Head coach Bill O’Brien brought his team to records of 9-7 in both 2015 and 2016, good enough to win the AFC South and make the playoffs. His goal for 2017 was to take things a step further and have his Texans make their first Super Bowl appearance.
After a disastrous run last year at the quarterback position, the Texans acquired Deshaun Watson out of Clemson with the 12th pick in the draft. Thrust into the spotlight in the second half of week one, Watson immediately emerged as a leader and the team wasn’t about to look back. Established as the franchise quarterback of the future, Watson was excited to have the chance to play for the Texans and showcase his talents on the gridiron each week alongside great players like running back Lamar Miller and star receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Coach O’Brien finally felt that he was in a position with the personnel around him to create a winning combination on offense. However, an ACL tear in practice ended Watson’s season early and forced Houston to make Tom Savage the starter once again. Spiraling out of control, Houston ended up using multiple QBs under center last year. After a final tally of four wins and 12 losses, Houston cannot wait to see Watson healthy and back on the field next year.
Injuries sidelined defensive Star JJ Watt for the 2016 season as he underwent surgery to correct a herniated disc in his back. Unfortunately, a leg injury suffered in Week 5 would end his season early, yet again. It did not, however, prevent him from raising over $30 million for the city of Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Making an impact off the field, Watt was named as the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. Stepping up in his place for the Texans defense were linebackers Lamarr Houston, and 2014 number one overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney. While these players were tasked with keeping Houston’s defense from skipping a beat, the loss of Watt was impossible to ignore. The Texans were eliminated from the playoffs early on and will have to put the pieces back together for the 2018 campaign.
While still a young franchise, there have many players with supreme talents that have played for the Houston Texans. Among the best are JJ Watt, Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, and Brian Cushing. For more information about the Houston Texans click here.