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The Houston Texans need free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick in order to contend for a playoff spot and they know it.

With Houston Texans’ rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson done for the season, the Texans need a spark at the quarterback position, because Tom Savage is not going to cut it.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported on Sunday that the Houston Texans have talked about signing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

While the Texans have talked about Kaepernick, they haven’t spoken with him, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

"Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, there has been no contact between the Texans and Kaepernick’s representatives."

This could change within the next week after Savage’s poor performance.

The crew from NBC’s Football Night in America, made it clear on Sunday night that they believe the Texans should sign Kaepernick.

Former NFL head coach Tony Dungy was the first person to say that Houston needs Kaepernick.

"“Sign Colin Kaepernick. You don’t have good quarterback play. When you have a mobile quarterback, your offense looks different. There is a mobile quarterback out there to get,” Dungy said."

Former NFL safety Rodney Harrison agreed with Dungy.

"“I agree with you. As a player, I would lose all respect for my coaches and my organization if there was a guy out there that actually started a Super Bowl that is better than the guy that we have. How do you have confidence in your coach? How can you trust what your coach is trying to sell, the system that he is trying to sell, when he is not doing everything in his power to win football games?” Harrison added."

With how poorly Savage played on Sunday against a mediocre Indianapolis Colts defense, it only makes sense for the Texans to sign Kaepernick. If they don’t, they’ll be lucky to win another two games the rest of the way.

Texans’ star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was able to get a touchdown catch against the Colts, but their offense overall went down hill with Savage under center.

When the Texans’ offense doesn’t play well, it puts more pressure on their defense, which has been struggling all season due to injuries.

If the Texans don’t sign Kaepernick, they’re telling their players that they care more about politics, than they do about winning and I’m not sure they want to send that message.

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