The Houston Texans made several important additions in free agency but they must keep loading up on talent in the 2023 NFL Draft if they want to get out of the cellar of the league. Just three days before the draft, they uploaded a message on social media and not long after, the Jacksonville Jaguars did the reasonable thing, which was poking fun at their division rivals.
NFL clubs will be posting draft-related content for the next 10 days, give or take and Houston shared a picture that talks about dealing with adversity, "Failure is not an option: It's a necessity. Every misstep is a lesson learned. Every setback is a chance to grow stronger. Embrace the struggle and become unstoppable".
Although those are tips everybody could use in everyday situations, that quote is something you would find in a personal improvement blog, not a post about the NFL Draft. People on Twitter took notice and couldn't help themselves. Here's the pic in question.
The Jaguars' social media team saw the tweet and quickly posted one of theirs mocking their division rivals, sharing the catchphrase Andrew Wingard coined during the team's playoff push in 2022.
In case it wasn't evident, the Jags used the same font as their division foes and a picture of Tyson Campbell scooping a fumble and scoring against the Texans in Week 17 of the 2022 season. Because fond memories should always be cherished and remembered, he's the video of the former Georgia Bulldog taking it to the house.
The Jacksonville Jaguars must widen the gap in the AFC South
Last year marked the first time the Jags won the AFC South title (and made the playoffs) since 2017. Heading into 2023, they're favorites to seize the division once again and even have the second-best win/loss projection in the league. However, they can't afford to take any of their AFC South foes lightly and must instead step on the gas and solidify their lead.
To Houston's credit, they were pretty productive in free agency, signing players such as tight end Dalton Schultz, linebacker Denzel Perryman and running back David Singletary. However, they still have plenty of holes to address and lots of ground to make up before they can become competitive.
This is why, it wouldn't be shocking if the Jags manage to pull off a sweep of Houston in 2023. That's a feat worth pursuing when you take into account that the last time Jacksonville beat their division rivals twice in the same season was in the distant year of 2017.
The Jaguars are in great shape ahead of the draft and they found a bit of time to remind the Texans that they're the cream of the crop in the AFC South.