One of the best storylines in NFL Week 2 is the potential NFL debut Texans width John Metchie III against Colts.
The 2022 second-round pick, who missed his entire rookie campaign after being diagnosed with leukemia, will look to be one of the primary receiving weapons for Texans rookie quarterback CJ Stroud down the stretch. from team injury report.
Metchie, who was forced to miss Week 1 against the Ravens with a hamstring injury, will join a veteran Houston receiving corps. Nico Collins and Robert Woods as well as speedy rookie Tank Dell.
The former Alabama standout, who was diagnosed with APL (Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia) in July of 2022, will finally get a chance to showcase the elite talent he displayed in Tuscaloosa.
The 5′ 11″ wideout was one of the most productive wide receivers in college football in ’21, hauling in 96 receptions, 1,142 yards receiving and eight touchdowns in 13 games for the Crimson Tide. More scouts considered Metchie a potential first-round pick, before he suffered an ACL tear in the SEC championship game.
Earlier this week, Metchie told KPRC-TV’s Aaron Wilson, that he is “very happy” to be back there and help his team.
“It was great to get back out there and start contributing to the team and stuff,” Metchie said. “I’m very excited, but I can’t get ahead of myself. I just, like I said, have to be patient. That’s the biggest thing. Even though I’m excited, I have to be patient and ready when my number is called.”