RTC: Watt, Luck likely new faces of the NFL

Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle supposes Andrew Luck and J.J. Watt are the new faces of the NFL. He includes Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson in that discussion. He offers this argument for why the faces of the NFL are getting younger: "(Peyton) Manning, 38, is still the face of the NFL, but at some point his star will begin to fade. Tom Brady, 37, could have been as popular as Manning when it came to endorsements, but his wife has been more comfortable on Madison Avenue. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers turns 31 this season, and he'll always be popular because he's a great quarterback, and he's already cashing in on national endorsements."

The Texans are set to face Andrew Luck and the Colts' potent passing attack, writes Dave Zangaro of CSNHouston.com. They'll have to slow him if they hope to win Thursday night.

Luck thinks Watt is a "freak," writes Deepi Sidhu of HoustonTexans.com. “He’s a freak. He’s big, he’s fast, he makes plays,” Luck said in a conference call on Tuesday. “Obviously, he made one heck of an interception return for touchdown. He does a lot of things very, very well. But at the same time, I think we have a bunch of good players up front that are up for the challenge and ready to [play] against him. But we do have the utmost respect for how he plays football. He does it the right way. It’s always fun to go against him because it’s a great challenge for guys.”