Texans are primed to overcome departure of A.J. Bouye
A.J. Bouye was a big winner in free agency this offseason, landing a huge contract to join the Jaguars. The Texans, however, have capable options ready to step up in his absence.
- While he spent most of his 2016 season in the slot, in 2015 Kevin Johnson lined up outside on 82.1 percent of his snaps and the former first-rounder is a prime candidate to fill the void left by A.J. Bouye’s departure.
- Johnson allowed a 51.9 completion percentage and 68.7 QB rating when targeted in 2016, both best marks on the team.
- Over the final three weeks of the 2016 regular season, Kareem Jackson allowed just 5.9 yards per catch, third-best in the NFL during that time span.
- Johnathan Joseph allowed a completion percentage of 59.4 when targeted in coverage in 2016.