Jul 26, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) throws a pass during training camp at Houston Methodist Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
After the second day of the Houston Texans training camp, head coach Bill O’Brien was asked about the reps of the three quarterbacks on the roster and the head coach of the Texans was ready to talk about the trio.
As we already knew, O’Brien said veteran and starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick would be getting most of the reps.
Last season Fitzpatrick started 11 games with the Tennessee Titans.
As for O’Brien here is what he told the media on Sunday, as the quotes were provided the Texans media staff:
"“It’s predetermined basically in the first three or four practices. Fitzy will get the bulk of the reps, and then right now Case (Keenum) is getting the second most and Tommy (Tom Savage) gets quote en quote the third most.”"
O’Brien went on to say:
"“Tommy probably gets a lot of reps on his own because we do a two-spot drill there in the beginning of practice and we’ll do more of those as practice where he gets his own reps and Case comes over and gets some of those reps to. So it balances itself out, and then we determine who is ahead of who after a few practices.”"
This backup quarterback battle will be exciting to keep track of, especially in the preseason games because as of right now the Texans are saying they haven’t decided on who the No. 2 QB on the roster will be by the time the season starts. The Texans’ first preseason game is on Aug. 9, on the road against Arizona Cardinals.
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Last season, Keenum started eight games, passing for 1,760 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions with the Texans when he replaced Matt Schaub.
My guess is Keenum will earn the No. 2 spot with the Texans by the time the season begins.
Who would you rather be the Texans backup QB once the season starts … Keenum or Savage? Let us know why.