The quarterback position is one of the toughest spots to figure out for NFL teams. There are several instances of guys who came from nowhere to become franchise quarterbacks. Whether it was an undrafted player like Kurt Warner for the St. Louis Rams, Tony Romo for the Dallas Cowboys, or a late round pick like Tom Brady for the Patriots, these players found themselves in the right situation at the right time.
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On the other hand, there have been guys who were supposed to be stars that just couldn’t pan out like JaMarcus Russell for the Oakland Raiders, Brady Quinn (and everyone else they drafted) with the Cleveland Browns, or (sorry) David Carr here for the Houston Texans.
There are several other stories of such flops or hidden gems throughout the history of the league. With that in mind, could it be possible that in the ever surprising world of NFL quarterbacks that the passer the Texans will ultimately turn to is second year player Tom Savage?
According to Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle, Savage is already making strides as he enters his sophomore NFL season, and has been praised by head coach Bill O’Brien in the early portions of OTA’s.
"This year I actually know what’s going on out there,” Savage said at NRG Stadium.With Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer battling for the team’s No. 1 spot, Savage is expected to be the third-stringer. But the 2014 fourth-round pick has received heavy reps during the initial portion of OTAs and isn’t settling for a backup spot two months away from training camp.“Not a lot of teams keep three quarterbacks. You’ve really got to earn your spot in this league,” said Savage, who’s been one of the first Texans to arrive at the stadium every morning."
It still seems that Savage has a long way to go, but stranger things have happened in the NFL. Warner was out of the league for some time, Cowboys fans had no clue their third string quarterback Romo would become a man with a $100 million contract, and fans of Patriots signal-caller Drew Bledsoe never saw Brady taking over for good when the veteran was injured.
So Texans fans, what do you say? Does anyone out there think that the kid who bounced around in college looking for a home has a shot at not only sticking with the team that drafted him, but also becoming the eventual starter? Let us know your thoughts in the poll below.
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