Dec 15, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis (98) sacks Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) in the end zone during the third quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts won 25-3. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports
Mark it down … Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 is the day the Case Keenum experiment became a “Case Closed” for the Houston Texans.
There is no argument I can come up with that I can write without lying that could make me say I believe Keenum can lead this team to the playoffs or more next season or beyond.
I just can’t say he’s the answer, because obviously he’s not, as he’s had his chances throughout the season.
I was all for Keenum getting his opportunity to be the starting quarterback for the Texans, and for me and probably many others, it just hasn’t worked out was well as most of us thought it could have. At the time, and even now, it was the right decision for him to replace Matt Schaub.
Dec 15, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts won 25-3. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports
Here is his line today: 18-of-34 for 168 yards with two interceptions and no touchdowns. His QB rating was 42.3 in the 25-3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. For the season, Keenum has 1,592 yards and nine touchdowns. His season QB rating is 83.7.
Keenum was sacked four times for a loss of 36 yards, Sunday.
Also looking at his past five games, Keenum has passed for under 200 yards in a game in four of them and still hasn’t won a game as a starting QB this season. Also in those past five games, Keenum has just two touchdowns and six interceptions, including at least one interception in each of those games.
Can you honestly say to yourself, if Keenum is the starting quarterback for the Texans Week 1 next season, he can be the guy to take the team back to being division champions and to the playoffs?
If you think so, you are probably kidding yourself, because the results are proof of that this season.
Bad team or not, he has no wins since becoming the starting quarterback in October. Not all of it is his fault, I get that, but he’s not going to make this team any better for the rest of this season or next year.
Now with the Texans all but sealing up the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, the question still remains: Do they draft a quarterback with that pick or wait until the second round?
Drafting a quarterback No. 1 overall is no lock, but it is better than any of the other options on the roster right now, right?
Now it is time for those in charge to make the right choice and get this team back on track, because unfortunately there isn’t a QB currently on the roster who will get the Texans back to the postseason.