2013 Houston Texans evaluations: QB play was below average

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Nov 3, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback

Case Keenum

(7) and tackle

Duane Brown

(76) celebrate a touchdown against the Indianapolis Coltsduring the first half at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Case Keenum started eight games for the Texans, making his first starts of his young NFL career. Keenum was 137-of-253 for 1,760 yards. He passed for nine touchdowns and six interceptions.

The second-year QB was sacked 19 times, and his longest pass went for 66 yards.

His completion percentage hindered his chances to return as the starter next season as it was just over the 50-percent mark at 54.2 percent … that, and the fact most of the time he was on the field, the offense was in shambles, but a lot of that wasn’t on him, but rather the play calling and offensive line.

What I loved about Keenum this season was he gave the team a spark … he gave them hope when they really needed it, but what I didn’t like was his inconsistency.

Part of that was due to Gary Kubiak not sticking with him at times, and part of it was on Keenum himself for making the wrong decisions at the worst possible times.

I believe he’ll be on the roster next season, but I’m willing to bet he won’t be the starter when Week 1 rolls around.

Best Moment: Against the Arizona Cardinals, he passed for a season-high three touchdowns with 201 yards passing and no interceptions.

Worst Moment: Being pulled against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football. He didn’t play that well in that game, as he was 16-of-29 for 159 yards and one interception and one touchdown, His QBR in the game was 39.2