The Houston Texans thrust quarterback Deshaun Watson into the starting lineup just two quarters into his rookie season. The former Clemson star went on to make six starts, pass for 1,699 yards and 19 touchdowns and lead Houston to a 3-4 record.nike nfl jerseys for cheap
Then, Watson’s promising run and Houston’s playoff hopes ended when the rookie tore his ACL in practice ahead of Week 8.
To return to the playoff picture in 2018, the Texans will need Watson for the majority of the season. So far, it looks like Watson is on schedule to return for Week 1.
“He’s doing a good job in his rehab,” head coach Bill O’Brien said on NFL Network. “I think he’s on schedule to be able to participate in training camp. We’re excited about that.”
However, Houston cannot help but wonder whether Watson will be the same player he was before the injury and when he’ll be back to 100 percent. Even if Watson won’t be on the field for OTAs, his continued rehabilitation is easily the most important question mark for Houston with training camp still months away.nfl jerseys nike cheap
The Indianapolis Colts find themselves in a situation similar to Houston’s. They desperately need a healthy season from quarterback Andrew Luck. Indianapolis knows what the three-time Pro Bowler is capable of, but it also knows that he’s only started 22 games since 2015.
Luck missed all of 2017 after undergoing another shoulder surgery.
Indianapolis is hopeful that Luck will be ready to cheap nike nfl jerseys china start in Week 1, but the team also admits that he’s a long way away from doing so.
“He’s actually not even throwing a football,” general manager Chris Ballard said on PFT Live. “He’s doing everything we’re asking him to do. He’s got a program specifically laid out that puts his timeline to be back at training camp. He didn’t want to skip a step.”new nike nfl jerseys cheap
The Colts likely won’t see Luck running plays and throwing the ball in OTAs, but they’ll be following his recovery closely. The course of their 2018 season largely depends on his offseason progress.