I wouldn’t count on Tom Savage becoming an all-pro quarterback.
There is a lot of pressure on the shoulders of quarterback Tom Savage now that it looks as if he’ll be the Houston Texans’ starter heading into the 2017 season.
The good news is that Savage has received raved reviews for how good he’s looked this offseason.
Texans’ offensive assistant Pat O’Hara told the media earlier this month that Savage has grown a lot compared to when he first came into the NFL.
"“Yeah, he has grown a lot,” O’Hara said. “He’s been through a lot, not just the injuries, but he’s seen a lot of quarterbacks come and go here. The thing that really is positive for him is that this is his fourth season, and in college he was with three different teams, three different systems, maybe more, maybe different coordinators.”"
It’s nice that Savage has gotten better.
I would hope that by now, Savage would be a better player after coming into the NFL three years ago.
It’s nice that Savage looks good in shorts, but I want to see what he’s made of in the preseason and most importantly the regular season.
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The question I have is, has Savage grown enough for him to truly make an impact and help the Texans advance farther into the playoffs?
Probably not considering the fact that the Texans gave up so much in order to trade up for Deshaun Watson.
All the Texans need Savage to do is protect the football and sustain drives until Watson is ready to take over.
I wouldn’t count on Savage being good enough to be a franchise quarterback. Maybe he’s good enough to take Houston back to the postseason.