The Houston Texans front office is very strange about quarterbacks, they simply seem to avoid them. On one hand it feels like they are afraid to draft one and make a mistake like when the franchise selected David Carr with their first pick.
On the other it’s like they believe they have to strike gold with a hidden gem like the Patriots did with Tom Brady, and we all know how bad the Texans want to be the Patriots. If you don’t see that by now, just look at the head coach, Bill O’Brien defensive coordinator, Romeo Crennel and linebackers coach, Mike Vrabel, all of whom have ties to the Pats.
That isn’t even getting into the meat of it yet, their free agent crops. Wilfork isn’t the only guy from New England they lusted after, but both their recent QB flops came from there as well.
Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett started 2015 in a quarterback battle, and the fans lost. Now again, the Texans fans are sad and sit watching as the front office wanders through the desert in search of a franchise passer like Caine from Kung Fu searched the Old West for his half-brother.
The Texans need to get serious this time though. No New England cast-offs. No late round picks. That isn’t working.
It’s time to find someone they can trust and if they don’t believe that guy is going to be obtainable in the draft, then pull out all the stops for a starting caliber guy. Sometimes a good quarterback just needs the right situation, like Drew Brees when he went to New Orleans as a free agent in 2006.
The Texans simply cannot ignore the position and they can’t keep plugging in less-than-average players like Hoyer or Mallett.