Report: Texans plan to open season with Tom Savage as starter

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We may not see Deshaun Watson as the Houston Texans starting quarterback in 2017 with Tom Savage on the roster.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle has already stated that he believes there won’t be a quarterback competition between quarterbacks Tom Savage and Deshaun Watson.

On the other hand Dan Graziano of ESPN believes that Watson will be the Texans’ week one starter.

Now Jason Cole of Bleacher Report is reporting that the Texans plan on having Savage be their opening day starter.

"“The Houston coaching staff is planning to open the season with Tom Savage at quarterback despite the fact that the team made a significant trade up to get Clemson’s Deshaun Watson. While general manager Rick Smith said that Watson will get a chance to compete for the job, the coaching staff doesn’t want to repeat the problems of a year ago when Brock Osweiler clearly wasn’t ready to run the complicated offense from the start of the season,” said Cole."

This makes a lot of sense.

The last thing the Texans need to do is rush Watson along and ruin him mentally as a young NFL player.

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While I believe that Savage will be the Texans’ week one starter, I wouldn’t be surprised if Watson takes over at some point during the season either because of Savage’s play or due to injury.

Comment below.  Do you think Watson will play at all as a rookie?