The Houston Texans are one of the top teams in the NFL this season and are considered by many to be a Super Bowl favorite. When the team lost star linebacker Brian Cushing on Monday Night Football against the New York Jets, their chances to run away with the AFC crown and eventually the Lombardi Trophy took a big hit.
However, despite the torn ACL suffered by Cushing, the former USC Trojans star still believes that his team will bring home the championship this season.
In a message on his Facebook page, Cushing showed that his spirits are still high and his faith in his teammates is stronger than ever.
“Trust me when I say that I’ll be back better than ever next year; but in the meantime, I want to thank my teammates, coaches, and you fans for all the amazing love and support,” Cushing wrote.
“Oh, and WE are STILL winning THIS year’s Super Bowl.”
This is exactly the kind of optimism that the Texans fans would like to hear from the players inside the Houston locker room.
Cushing may be one of the leaders on the team but they are still loaded with talent on both sides of the ball. In Cushing’s absence, Clay Matthews look alike Brooks Reed will step up in a big was as will Connor Barwin — and let’s not forget that the Texans defensive unit still has the leading candidate for Defensive Player of the Year on the roster in J.J. Watt.