Houston Texans Roundup: Minicamp begins with QB news


The Houston Texans made some big decisions in the early stages of their 2014 minicamp on Tuesday by releasing T.J. Yates as one of the backup quarterbacks, and officially announcing that Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starter.

Those two decisions left the Texans with potentially a big-time battle for the backup spot at QB with Tom Savage and Case Keenum this summer, with that being one training camp battle I’m really looking forward to in late July through August.

The decision with Fitzpatrick probably isn’t a long-term solution for the Texans, because my thinking is if the Texans have another really sub-par year in 2014 (which could happen with what they have to offer on offense) their future QB could be playing at the University of Oregon this season.

That is just a thought, nothing more.

I can see what a lot of folks see in Keenum’s potential. I think he should of had an opportunity to compete for the starting job this summer during training camp, but first-year head coach Bill O’Brien must have saw something that he didn’t fully trust with Keenum to have that chance of competing with Fitzpatrick for the top spot.

I’m not against Keenum or even pro-Fitzpatrick, but I honestly don’t believe either of them are the future of this team at the QB position in one or two seasons. That is just my opinion, and I know others really disagree with me about Keenum and his future as a starter with the Texans, but there has to be a reason O’Brien already gave the starting job to Fitzpatrick before camp.

I also believe Fitzpatrick won’t be the starting QB for the entire 2014 season as well, because either the potential of Keenum and/or Savage (and possibly the play of Fitzpatrick) will force a change at the spot before the season is complete.

Please give us your thoughts on what you are thinking about with the Texans QB situation. We want to know what everyone is thinking, because right now I just don’t see this current QB situation ending well in ’14.

In other Texans news:

• ESPN writes “Fitzpatrick gets chance to do enough.”

• CSN Houston gave their notes on Day 1 of minicamp.

• NFL.com has an article about if Fitzpatrick will “appease” Andre Johnson, who was a no-show at minicamp.

• J.J. Watt has a sore knee writes the Houston Chronicle.

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