IF Foster didn’t break his balls, I’d really disagree there, as the Texans would be genuine contenders for the division title. They have the best D in the entire NFL - Watt, Clowney, Cushing and Wilfork, all healthy this season. They’ve got a great WR1 in Hopkins (the best catch rate in the NFL, and that’s with second rate QBs). Their QB situation should be at least as good/bad as last year, where they still managed 8 wins - Hoyer can be as serviceable as Fitzpatrick and Mallet could potentially be great (watch his one full game against the Browns - the man was a machine, quickest release in the NFL that week and his passes were bullets).
Without a good replacement for Foster though, the Texans lose their solid run game and passing suffers too. We’ll see how it is by September. But at worst I see a repeat of last season, about 8 wins and a fairly dull 2nd place. It helps that JAX and Tennessee are awful.