Less than 24 hours after the final play of their 2021 season, Houston Texans players took to social media to reflect, thank fans and post pictures of memorable moments.
Check out what players had to say after the final Week 18 matchup.
Brandin Cooks eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving for the second-consecutive season and for the sixth time in his eight-year NFL career. Even though an injury kept him out of the second half of Sunday's 28-25 loss to the Titans, Cooks finished 2021 with a career-high 90 receptions for 1,037 yards (11.5 average) and six touchdowns through 16 games. He became just the third player in team history behind Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins to record consecutive seasons with 1,000 receiving yards.
Justin Britt returned to football in 2021 after a season-ending knee injury in Week 8 of the 2019 season with the Seattle Seahawks. After spending last season as a free agent rehabbing, the seven-year veteran offensive lineman signed with the Texans. He started 10 games and was voted by his teammates as the Ed Block Courage Award winner, an honor that recognizes players for their extra efforts both on and off the field to overcome great adversity.
In his second season, DL Jonathan Greenard led the Texans with 8.0 sacks and added nine tackles for loss, 12 quarterback hits, four passes defensed and two forced fumbles despite missing four games this season. Despite have four consecutive games with a sack this season (Weeks 5-8), Greenard appears to have his sights set on another goal for himself next year.
Justin Reid did not play in Week 18, dealing with injury and COVID-19. The fourth-year starting safety made a season-high two tackles for loss in addition to six tackles (five solo) at San Francisco in his final game of the year.
After being inactive for the first seven games of the season, rookie tight end Brevin Jordan burst onto the scene with a touchdown in Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams. Jordan would finish the season with 20 catches for 178 yards (8.9 average) and three touchdowns in nine games with two starts and the arrow pointing up for Year 2.
WR Chris Conley did not play in the final game of the season due to injury but thanked the city and his teammates for his 2021 campaign.
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis wrapped up his first season with the Texans and his eighth in the NFL this year.
Check out the best photos from the Houston Texans Week 18 matchup with the Tennessee Titans.