Houston Texans 2016 outlook: Position grades
Sure, most people would be screaming at the top of their lungs for a big fat F right here, and that’s understandable with how the year finished. However, what’s lost in the anger and frustration of Brian Hoyer‘s turnover fest of a playoff game was that throughout the year the team was winning with no semblance of a running game at all.
During the regular season however, Hoyer connected on 60.7 percent of his passes for 2,606 yards with 19 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. He ran the offense the way he was supposed to and was much better than anyone expected.
Now that doesn’t mean he is a starter in the NFL, because he isn’t. He proved that in Kansas City. What Hoyer can be is a serviceable backup that keeps your team afloat while waiting for the franchise guy to return from injury.
The other guys to play last season weren’t any better than Hoyer as Ryan Mallett got the boot and T.J. Yates completed a dreadful 49.1 percent of his passes.
The next best guy behind Hoyer proved to be Brandon Weeden, who went for 305 yards with three touchdowns and no picks in his two games (one start). All that was while being picked up late and having minimal knowledge of the offense.
In the end, the guys on the roster are backups at best. Houston would be best served to find their young stud this offseason and let Hoyer and Weeden compete for the backup position.