HOUSTON, TX - The Texans players are starting the off-season earlier than they'd wanted, following a 30-0 loss on Saturday night against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card Round.
Sunday, players cleaned out their lockers and took their year end physicals.
"It's gonna hurt no matter what when you get knocked out of the playoffs," J.J. Watt said. "The goal in this league is to win a championship, so whatever point you get knocked out, it's going to hurt."
Watt is expecting to have surgery on Tuesday. A groin injury forced him out of the game during the second half. Watt is eager to get healthy, with one ultimate goal.
"I'm not going to stand here and tell you that I'm going to be satisfied winning an AFC South Division Championship every year. I'm going to tell you the truth. I want to win a world championship. Until we do that, no, I'm not going to be satisfied and it's going to hurt whenever we get knocked out before that."
Next year, the Super Bowl will be played at NRG Stadium. The journey to get there for the Texans has already begun.