5 times the Houston Texans thought they had a franchise quarterback
By Randy Gurzi
The Houston Texans hope their quarterback woes are over, but there have been times they thought this was true but they were wrong
When free agency opened up in 2016, the Houston Texans decided it was time to make a big play for a quarterback. They did so by signing Brock Osweiler away from the defending NFL Champions, the Denver Broncos.
After making the much discussed move for the talented, but somewhat unproven Osweiler, the Texans believe they finally have themselves a legitimate franchise quarterback who can lead them deep into the playoffs.
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Whether or not that proves to be the case is still up in the air, but as of now at least Osweiler is offering up hope for the fans.
However, as any Houston fan knows, this is anything but a guarantee. Since joining the league in 2002, the young franchise has struggled to find themselves a passer capable of leading the team, and there have been plenty of times where they thought the issue was remedied. Sadly, they were wrong.
While this isn’t an attempt to burst anyone’s bubble about Osweiler, it is worth noting that Houston’s record in quarterback development is nothing to brag about. For proof of that, we look at five times the franchise thought they found themselves their winning quarterback, only to be proven wrong.
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