This is a tough call for me. I'll wait a couple days before picking, because the injuries play a big factor. Losing Mack really hurts. If Hilton doesn't play, that is huge. Short week on the road is not good. These teams are familiar with each other and this game is big.
I think if I had to bet my house on the game, at this point I'd be picking the Texans.
Oh 100% agree with that, but also it's not an oranges to oranges comparison with other 2nd year QBs. I guess it's like in college where you're a "true" sophomore etc.
IMO I think in general it's best for a rookie QB to sit for a year, but often those taken high are on bad teams where they won't have that luxury. How many good prospects have we seen thrown into the firing line and damaged. That's also something Brissett has in his favour, the team around him isn't too bad, especially the line. But that's more a product of the weird situation that started this whole chain of events.
It is testament to his leadership that he's had this dropped on him and he's not flinched.