May 17, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage (3) participates in rookie mini-camp at Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans Roundup (5/19): Will Tom Savage be the starting QB Week 1?

The Houston Texans rookie mini camp began last weekend, and as NFL.com wrote  about how rookie quarterback Tom Savage had a “decent start” in rookie camp.

The rookie QB from Pittsburgh will be battling the likes of Case Keenum and Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starters job this summer, and the NFL.com article quoted head coach Bill O’Brien as saying:

“We throw so many things at the quarterback when he comes in here, whether it’s knowledge of defense — even in the first night, we spend an hour and a half with the guy in individual meetings, and then expect him to go out there and execute at a high level,” O’Brien said, per the Houston Chronicle.”

This battle at quarterback will be very interesting for the Texans, and a must-watch this summer because it will be the most watched position for the Texans by the fan base as well.

I believe Savage has just as good of a chance as either Keenum or Fitzpatrick to be the starter as the other two, progression time or not. If he isn’t the starter by the start of the 2014 season, I wouldn’t put it past the Texans to have him in the lineup at the mid-way point of the season if the other two QBs struggle at the position.

What are your thoughts on Savage or the QB position in general?

In other Texans news:

• Jeffri Chadiha of ESPN.com writes about how Andre Johnson “can’t give up now.”

• The official Houston Texans site writes about the mental grind that rookies will face.

• Here is another article about what rookies will go through with new Texans head coach Bill O’Brien from the Houston Chronicle.

• There could be a kicker battle in Houston as written by CSN Houston.

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