Bill O’Brien won’t name starting quarterback for week 2

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Looks like the Houston Texans don’t know whether Tom Savage or Deshaun Watson will be their starter in week two.

Sunday’s 29-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars was beyond disappointing for the Houston Texans and their fans.

After being down 19-0 at the half, Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien decided to bench veteran quarterback Tom Savage in favor of Deshaun Watson.

After the game, O’Brien said he doesn’t know who will start this Thursday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

O’Brien admitted that benching Savage wasn’t due to how he was playing.

Savage actually outplayed Watson when you look at the stats.

Savage completed seven of 13 passes for 62 yards and quarterback rating of 66.8. Of course he was sacked five times.

Watson completed 12 of 23 passes for 102 yards, one touchdown and one interception with a rating of 60.4.

Watson has more upside, but he won’t be able to protect the football the way Savage does. He will likely throw more interceptions.

Then again with the Texans’ offensive line being such a liability, Watson’s mobility is a plus, but he’s not going to complete most of his passes the way Savage will.

I would give Savage one more chance and see whether or not the offensive line can improve and if he can make plays despite having so much pressure in his face.

If all else fails, O’Brien and the Texans can give Watson another shot this week.

Ultimately this is not an easy decision to make for O’Brien, since it’s not really clear who the better option is.

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