Houston Texans Roundup (5/20): A shaky QB situation


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

The Houston Texans don’t have the greatest quarterback situation right now, but just how shaky is it as we are currently nearing the start of training camp and the 2014 season?

As of right now, the four QBs on the roster are veteran journeyman starter Ryan Fitzpatrick, former undrafted free agent Case Keenum, career backup T.J. Yates and rookie Tom Savage, who was drafted in the fourth round.

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Not exactly a who’s who of NFL quarterbacks, but hey, Trent Dilfer did just enough to help the Baltimore Ravens win a Super Bowl once, and so did Brad Johnson of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so there is still hope for the Texans this season and beyond if these are the guys they stick with.

The reason … the revamped Texans defense.

All of us may have to get used to watching an offense that isn’t so great, but in return, we get to watch a defense that can become very good or even better. I don’t like to use the “great” word just yet, because they’ll have to earn that with their overall play on the field.

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  • As for the QBs, I’m going to have to agree with a comment in another article I wrote yesterday … Fitzpatrick will most likely be the starter Week 1, followed by Keenum and Savage. It’s been nice, Yates, but it looks like he’ll be the one sent packing.

    Do I like the current QB situation for the Texans? No, not really. The one thing about Fitzpatrick is sometimes he plays well at the start of the season, and now being in warmer weather Houston (instead of Buffalo), maybe he’ll play better for a little longer.

    If not, Keenum does have some inconsistent QB experience, but this season he should (hopefully) have a better offensive line in front of him with the addition of rookie Xavier Su’a-Filo.

    What are your thoughts on this upcoming season’s QB situation? We all know it isn’t the best, but is it the worst in the NFL?

    In other Texans news:

    ESPN.com took a look at some late-round QBs.

    CSN Houston wrote about rookie Max Bullough.

    • The Houston Chronicle wrote about the Texans adding some more rookies to the roster.

    • Here are some pictures from Texans rookie mini camp by the Ultimate Texans site of the Houston Chronicle.

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