Colts will likely be a big factor in whether or not the Texans draft a quarterback
Both the Indianapolis Colts and the Houston Texans have big quarterback decisions to make in the 2023 NFL Draft. Those decisions will likely be connected.
With the 2023 NFL Draft under a week away, several teams are preparing to make some very big decisions. At the top of the draft, two AFC South teams will help shape the first round: the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts. Both teams are expected to take quarterbacks, but it’s unclear if that’ll actually be the case or what quarterback lands with each team.
In recent days, an emerging belief is that the Houston Texans are going to pass on a quarterback. A lot of people find that hard to believe because Houston really needs a QB and is in the perfect spot at No. 2 to get one of the best guys in the class. However, it’s not unheard of for a team to pass on a quarterback if they aren’t entirely sold.
It’s a bit different, though, this time. Because of the order of the draft, the Texans don’t just have to worry about passing on a quarterback that could become a star in this league, they have to worry about passing on a quarterback that could go to a division rival and dominate them for the next decade plus.
Colts could make Texans regret passing on a quarterback
It’s one thing to pass on a player that becomes a star in the NFL, that happens to every team every year in the draft. It’s an entirely different thing to pass on a guy, at what some people consider the most important position in sports, just for him to end up in your division and play you twice a year, possibly for the next decade. That’s the dilemma that Houston will face on Thursday.
Obviously, if the Texans aren’t sold at all on the quarterbacks that will be available for them, then they shouldn’t draft them. However, if Houston is on the fence about taking a QB or a defensive prospect like Will Anderson, the team has to take into consideration the possibility of the quarterback going to the Colts and just making life hard for them for the next era of the NFL.
The Houston Texans ultimately have to determine what’s best for their franchise, but the Indianapolis Colts will be sitting right behind them hoping Houston makes a mistake.
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