Houston Texans: It may be time for Tom Savage to play
Despite getting their first road win of the season, there was very little to like about the Houston Texans quarterback play on Sunday and it may be time for a change
We all understand that the Houston Texans want to get a return on their investment. They gave $37 million guaranteed to former Denver Broncos backup quarterback Brock Osweiler, and they want him to succeed.
However, it just isn’t working with him at the helm. Simply looking at wins and losses, you could fool yourself into thinking that things are going well for Osweiler as the Texans starter, but they aren’t.
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On Sunday the team got their first road win of the season, and Osweiler had his first turnover free day of the season. He did that by throwing short dump offs which resulted in 3.7 yards per pass attempt.
When all was said and done, the first-year starter had 99 yards on 17-of-30 passing. Yes, 99 yards!
The ineffectiveness of Osweiler is going to cost this team if something isn’t done. With that in mind, it may be time to see what his backup, Tom Savage can do as the starter.
Many would claim that this is giving up on their big-money free agent, which it may be. Perhaps they go to Savage and he’s far and away superior and makes Osweiler expendable. Or maybe, it will be the wakeup Osweiler needs to get his head clear and start figuring out how to push the ball down field like they were doing during the first couple games of the season.
One thing is for sure, what they’re doing now is working well enough to keep them in line for the AFC South title. It isn’t working well enough to avoid yet another home playoff loss like they had a season ago. It’s time for a change in Houston.