DeAndre Hopkins is impressed by Brock Osweiler.
The Pro Bowl receiver is excited about what the Texans quarterback has shown through offseason work, OTAs and the first day of minicamp, which was Tuesday at the Houston Methodist Training Center. Above all else, Hopkins pinpointed the new signal-caller's best attribute.
"His leadership, coming out there wanting to be great, and holding everyone accountable, himself and us," Hopkins said on Tuesday.
Head coach Bill O'Brien's seen that accountability from Osweiler, and said the fifth-year pro has a firm grasp on the offense after just a few months in the organization.
"He's been in here every single day of the offseason program," O'Brien said. "He shows up early. Stays late. He's been able to understand the operation of the offense. He's been able to function very well in the huddle, at the line of scrimmage."
O'Brien added that like the rest of the team, Osweiler's not been perfect in practice. But based on the new wrinkles he's seen each day, the head coach thinks his quarterback has adjusted well.
"You're not game-planning," O'Brien said. "He see something new every day. With all that's been thrown at him, he's made a lot of progress."
Last week, Osweiler emphasized that he still has "a long ways to go" in mastering the offense.
"There's a lot I still have to learn," Osweiler said. "There's a lot that I still need to rep on the practice field and things we need to talk through."
Osweiler and the Texans have minicamp on Wednesday and Thursday before breaking until the start of training camp at the end of August.
Check out some of the best shots from the Texans' first day of veteran minicamp.