Texans Morning Huddle–Who Starts at QB next week?


Uh oh! Guess what day it is?

…It’s HUMP DAY! Here are your Texans stories for this Wednesday:

Brian Hoyer injured by Dom Consentino, NJ.com

"So who starts this week against the Jets (5-4)? Tough to say. Hoyer, whose Total QBR is a respectable 68.3, will be subject to the league’s concussion protocol, which means his status will depend on how quickly he can responds to daily, independent neurological exams in addition to a steady progression of physical activity. There’s no telling how that might go."

Broncos tried to trade Peyton Manning to Texans by Mike Florio, Profootballtalk.com

Okay, this isn’t recent. But if this story is actually true, knowing what we know now, would the Texans have made the deal? Absolutely not. I don’t know if Peyton Manning will play again this season (my gut tells me yes, but one never knows), but I certainly don’t see him playing next year.

"Three years ago, quarterback Peyton Manning was interested in the Texans, but the Texans weren’t interested in him. Earlier this year, the Texans reportedly had another chance to get him."

It would have been interesting to see a guy who tortured the Texans for years playing for the Texans. I’ll just leave it at that.

27 Observations from the Texans at Bengals by John Harris, Houstontexans.com

"When I pulled out my computer on the plane to start my observations from the win over the Bengals, I opened my program to start writing and immediately my observations from the Miami game popped up. I couldn’t help but think how much different that day was compared to Monday night in Cincinnati."

Kevin Johnson, Benardrick McKinney headline draft class by Tania Ganguli, ESPN.com

"Starters: Benardrick McKinney has started three games at inside linebacker. He has missed the past two with a concussion, but he’s establishing himself as the Texans’ choice next to veteran Brian Cushing. Kevin Johnson is not a full-time starter, playing behind Kareem Jackson and Johnathan Joseph, but he has started four games this season."

Colts, Texans bracing for fight in AFC South Race by Stephen Holder, Indystar.com

"The Texans’ 10-6 upset win over the previously-unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night changed everything in the AFC South. And it has put the Colts in a position they haven’t been in the past two seasons, when they won the division with relative ease.After starting the season in dreadful fashion, the Texans think they’ve now found new life."