Jun 17, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterbacks Case Keenum (7), Tom Savage (3), and T.J. Yates (13) stand together during mini camp at Houston Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports
Former Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates thanked the Houston Texans franchise on Twitter on Tuesday, the same day of his release from the franchise.
Yates played three seasons for the Texans and will always be known as the first quarterback to win a playoff game in franchise history.
Yates tweeted the following on his Twitter account @TJ_Yates:
Yates really was never given a great chance to be a starting quarterback for the Texans full-time except his rookie season, where he started five regular-season games and two playoff games in place of Matt Schaub, as he was injured.
Though Yates seems like a nice guy, I still believe the Texans made the correct decision in keeping Case Keenum, Tom Savage and Ryan Fitzpatrick over Yates, because I just believe there is more potential at the backup spot with either Keenum or Savage.
Fitzpatrick was named the starting QB of the Texans on Tuesday by head coach Bill O’Brien. Fitzpatrick has also been the starting QB for the Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals.
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I’m still not sold on Fitzpatrick, but that is the hand the Texans have decided to go with this season, so we will see how it all turns out.
As for Yates, I can see him signing with another team soon. Remember, there is another team in the state of Texas that just lost their primary backup QB from last season.
Who knows at this point, right?
What is your favorite memory of Yates as the Texans QB? Do you believe he should have been the odd man out for the Texans?