I'm sure a few of you did a double take or at least had one eyebrow raise after reading this headline; what in the hell should we be thankful for with this garbage season? Obviously not their record, but that doesn't mean there aren't other reasons for Texans fans to give thanks.
J.J. Watt - How could you not be thankful to have the best defensive player in the NFL on your team? Especially after the news that Patrick Starr broke about a draft day trade that almost had the Texans selecting Patrick Peterson in 2011 instead of the reigning defensive player of the year. I like Peterson, but obviously I'd rather have Watt. Peterson is a very good corner, but a 3-4 end with the skills of Watt is a very rare thing. Watt had the best season ever from a defensive lineman last year, and despite not having the same eye popping stats this season, has still played at a first team All-Pro level. This season he leads the league in tackles for loss (17), is tied for 5th in forced fumbles, and tied for 7th in sacks (on pace for 14). He's the best defensive player in the league and is only 24 years old; hope the Texans have their cap in order before he is due a new contract.