The Houston Texans will not be getting rid of quarterback Tom Savage this season.
Despite the fact that it only took two quarters for Tom Savage to lose his job as the Houston Texans’ starting quarterback, he will not be traded.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported on Sunday that the Texans have been very high on Savage over the years and have rejected quite a few trade offers in the past.
Teams like the San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings have all shown an interest in Savage, according to La Canfora.
One NFL executive believes the Texans are too high on Savage.
"“They were almost irrationally high on him,” said an executive from one team that had interest in Savage at one point but quickly went in another direction."
As unhappy as Savage’s agent Neil Schwartz was when the Texans’ benched his client last week, they haven’t asked for a trade.
"“I’ve never asked (general manager) Rick (Smith) for a trade,” said Neil Schwartz, Savage’s agent, “and Tom is not seeking a trade. I’m not happy and Tom is not happy about this, but we’re not asking for a trade.”"
Savage isn’t the problem when it comes to the Texans’ offense. If they had a stable offensive line he would likely flourish. But given their issues with pass blocking, he’s a sitting duck in the pocket.
Whereas rookie Deshaun Watson can create more because of his mobility.
Trading Savage doesn’t make sense because there aren’t any back up quarterbacks that are better than him. Unless the Texans bring back Brandon Weeden. As we all know, he’s not better than Savage.
Savage will of course be able to leave the Texans this coming offseason, since his contract runs out at the end of this season. I’m sure he will then be able to sign with a team that will give him a chance to start.
The good news for Savage is that he was able to show case himself to other teams this past summer during the preseason and he looked pretty good.
Savage also need to remember that as good as Watson has been, he’s only one hit away from getting injured. So Savage has to prepare to play at any given moment.
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