As many have heard, C.J. Fiedorowicz’s career could be cut short due to his latest concussion that he suffered against Tennessee. Many believe he is too badly beaten up and will not be able to take another snap in the NFL for his own safety. As C.J. has a great attitude and mindset, and always wants to play, it is looking like his career will be coming to an end sadly. Although, Bill O’Brien hasn’t confirmed that statement as he has heard nothing internally on the subject.
C.J. had a tremendous amount of potential when he was drafted in the 2014 Draft, and was Houston’s 3rd round pick. He started to fit in well, and even started to come out of his shell in 2016 with Brock as the QB. 2017 was the year many believed he would shine and become a top 5 TE due to his targets and receptions the year before, myself included. He has the ability to play, and showed it with his 2015 and 2016 seasons as he tried to solidify himself as a starting TE in the league and jumped up in yards, receptions and TD’s every year. This year he finished with a low amount of receptions with 14, 127 yards and 0 touchdowns. It is a sad turn to events for C.J. but maybe he will be able to stay if he takes the necessary precautions and rests for the year to recover properly. Many players have started to get injured more than usual, and concussions have always been a big problem for many NFL players. C.J. may be added to the list of careers that were ended by concussions, which seems to get larger every year. Wes Welker, Texans WR coach, was one of these players, but was able to get the gear he needed to complete his career. Safety should always come first as the staggering rise of CTE in players, but for someone as feisty as C.J. to probably take a snap after this year, it may be hard to keep him out.
C.J. does make a notable amount of money next year and has $10 million guaranteed, but the Texans could lower the salary with injuries or any conditions due to some fillers in his contract.