The Houston Texans aren’t just one of the league’s worst-run franchises when it comes to on-the-field product, as their social media could apparently use some improvement, too.
On Monday, April 24, the official Houston Texans Twiter account shared a photo of a quote that read: “Failure is not an option: it’s a necessity. Every misstep is a lesson learned. Every setback a chance to grow stronger. Embrace the struggle and become unstoppable.”
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) April 24, 2023
Given the eye-rolling nature of the post, it didn’t take long for it to start going viral on NFL Twitter.
Thought this was a chet haze tattoo at first https://t.co/hqNLgLP9hS
— PFT Commenter (@PFTCommenter) April 24, 2023
the guy from your high school who never left your hometown has this tattooed on his ribs https://t.co/ZnJHEPLSFM
— OLIVIA witherite⁷ (@Oliviawitherite) April 24, 2023
"We suck. We'll continue to suck. Embrace the suck. Keep being a fan." – Houston Texans https://t.co/nhcEsPz27y
— JT (@Jaberuski) April 24, 2023
NFL fans have been joking that the Texans posted the message ahead of the NFL draft in an effort to prepare their fans for how they’ll inevitably screw it up.
Cam Newton, Texans' Week 1 starter https://t.co/kFHlDQa6Lp
— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) April 24, 2023
We are not taking a quarterback.
We are tanking.
We will be losing a lot, again.
Caleb Williams is not an option.
He is a necessity. https://t.co/KZC8x3Us8O
— Joshua Brisco (@jbbrisco) April 24, 2023
Lmao they are gonna draft Will Levis https://t.co/PSiGIgW1hQ
— sam 🏳️🌈 (@junkityy) April 24, 2023
Others were confused by the design choices that the Texans social media team made.
Tremendous “graphic design is my passion” meets “my wife left me” combo https://t.co/4hQN8474LF
— Michael Katz (@MichaelLKatz) April 24, 2023
they saw the peter king mock draft this morning https://t.co/MvzVeSdch2
— Steven Ruiz (@theStevenRuiz) April 24, 2023
This is PR spin for “brace yourself”. 😂 https://t.co/LLewscHntH
— Cat Crave (@CatCraveBlog) April 24, 2023
Should’ve used this as the background photo for a better effect https://t.co/fes9ReSXYb pic.twitter.com/rOaX3bHyMD
— JP Acosta (@acosta32_jp) April 24, 2023
Overall, it’s just a bizarrely out-of-character post for an NFL team, as everything from the font choice to the quote itself seems out of place, almost as if the Texans are going through a break-up.
next tweet is gonna be pesky blinder smoking clips with quotes about how men aren’t men anymore https://t.co/ub27LtVeQr
— ethan 🫐 (@J0HNST0NES) April 24, 2023
did you hire an angsty teen from 2008 to write this? https://t.co/a1Rx5wbKIH
— The Underdog Tribune (@UnderdogTribune) April 24, 2023
nothing screams houston texans like an old english font https://t.co/dkgdoTAxWB
— Browns Alchemist (@BrownsAlchemy) April 24, 2023
what kind of "i just found out my baby mama was cheating on me so i'm going to go drink 13 Bud Lights at the bar 2 miles from my high school and fight anyone who comes in from a different town" ass post is this? https://t.co/8urOrdI0m2
— sarge (@sarge__msu) April 24, 2023
Heading into the upcoming NFL Draft — which will be held in Kansas City from Thursday, April 27 to Saturday, April 29 — the Houston Texans own the #2 overall pick due to their abysmal 3-13 record during the 2022 season.
With University of Alabama quarterback Bryce Young projected to go #1 overall to the Carolina Panthers, there has been tons of intrigue surrounding the Texans’ pick in recent days as NFL insiders seem to have zero clue who they’ll be taking.
At this time, some players that the Texans are reportedly considering are Kentucky quarterback Will Levis, Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud, and University of Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. Currently, Levis is the betting favorite to be selected by the Texans.
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