When most teams go 2-14, it usually indicates a massive failing at several key positions and a severe lack of depth. These teams are often faced with a dreadfully long rebuilding process, doomed to seemingly get the same results on a yearly basis.
They have stars at multiple positions and talent across the board. In order to possibly return to the playoffs next season, they may only need effective quarterback play and Bill O'Brien to live up to expectations.
The Texans stars, though, certainly did not play lights-out this season—with the exception of J.J. Watt, Andre Johnson and Duane Brown.
In order to truly become a playoff contender next year, they will need all of their stars to step up and do what they do best. Otherwise, the Texans may be sitting at home again this time next season.
Here are the Texans stars who absolutely must play much better or dominate next season in order for the Texans to experience a return to glory.