How did Tom Savage become the Texans starter?
Tom Savage has earned the Houston Texans’ starting quarterback job.
Since the 2013 NFL season, the Houston Texans have used 11 different starting quarterbacks.
During those four years, the Texans have made it to the playoffs and have been on top of the AFC South..
Heading into the 2017 season, it looks like the Texans have found their guy. He goes by the name Tom Savage. But, how did he become starting quarterback?
Savage has the experience.
Sometimes being a veteran player doesn’t always mean you’re the starting quarterback for an NFL team. However, in this case, Savage gets the nod because of that.
For the past few seasons, Savage has been with the Texans organization and knows the playbook well.
Where as rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson is in his first season and is still learning the playbook.
Cool under pressure.
During the Texans’ first two preseason games, Savage has shown that he is cool and calm under pressure. He has an average completion rate of about 80 percent. Where as Watson has a 40 percent completion rate.
When Watson came into the game a couple of weeks ago against the Panthers, it looked as if he was going to be the starter. He finished the night by completing 15 of 25 passes for 179 yards.
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But, in the second preseason game against the New England Patriots, Savage showed why he should start. He ended up completing eight of nine passes for 98 yards and a touchdown.
Now that we know who’s going to be the starter, Houston’s third preseason game we’ll get to see more of Savage since he’ll play at least the entire first half with the starting offense.