(SportsRadio 610) -- On a night when the Texans turned in another underwhelming performance against the Chiefs, running back David Johnson was one of the few bright spots for Houston.
Johnson became fodder to the DeAndre Hopkins trade, and because his best season was four years ago, there is skepticism with the idea of Johnson being the primary running back.
Johnson showed signs of promise with his 19-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, which gave the Texans their only lead of the game.
Johnson led the Texans with 77 rushing yards on 11 carries and caught three passes for 32 yards.
“Hard runner, great vision, going to play to the final whistle,” Watson said of Johnson after the game. “Finding a new rhythm of a new offense, getting his feet wet. He did a good job of making plays and running the ball.”
Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said there is a lot to build on with Johnson’s performance.
The downside for now is the uncertainty of Duke Johnson’s health. Duke Johnson left Thursday night’s game with a leg injury.