Houston Texans QB Tom Savage ‘working hard’


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

Tom Savage is “working hard and taking extra reps” as he prepares for his first NFL season with the Houston Texans wrote CSN Houston.

Savage, a fourth round selection at quarterback by the Texans, knows he has a lot of work to do and CSN Houston wrote the following about the rookie QB:

"“He’s doing as much as he can to pick up Bill O’Brien’s offense, including taking some extra reps with some fellow rookies after the veterans leave the practice fields.”"

I don’t know if the former University of Pittsburgh QB is capable of taking over the starting QB position of the Texans this season, but who knows what is in store for the rookie, as it will depend on how fast and how well he can learn what O’Brien is teaching.

Also on the roster at QB are Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum and T.J. Yates.

What I like about Savage is he wants to continue to get better.

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The 135th overall selection, Savage was described to have:

"“Terrific size and an “easy, compact, high-three quarters release with excellent arm strength to complete NFL throws.”"

Those were some of his strengths in his scouting report.

Some of his weaknesses were:

"“Needs to speed up his clock and show better awareness in the pocket. Needs to quicken his eyes, expand his field vision and learn to manipulate safeties.”"

What he has listed as some of his weaknesses is very fixable, so Texans fans maybe can rest in the fact that it will take time for Savage to learn how be become an NFL QB, but he does have the potential to become a starter in this league because of his physical abilities.

What seems to be his downfall right now is the mental part of the game, because his scouting report does say he does “force throws.”

Again, all of that is fixable, and I still believe Savage will eventually start a game for the Texans, if not sometime this upcoming season, he will during the 2015 season.