Will the Houston Texans bench Tom Savage in favor of T.J. Yates this week?
After this past Sunday’s rough outing for veteran quarterback Tom Savage, it looks like Houston Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien is preparing T.J. Yates just in case things continue to go south for their offense.
O’Brien said that Yates is getting some first-team reps during practice this week, in preparation for this Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.
"“Not necessarily. Tom’s gotten some reps, T.J. got reps. I’m not saying it was 50-50, but I’d tell you that T.J. got some good reps. He got a decent amount. We’re just trying to get him back into the fold of running the offense and just gave him a decent amount of reps, not more than a normal No. 2.”"
While I’m all for having another quarterback start or play for the Texans this season, there isn’t much of a difference between Yates and Savage.
Savage’s career quarterback rating is 71.7 and Yates’ is 72.8.
Now Yates does have more experience, since he’s played in 18 NFL games, while throwing for six touchdowns and eight interceptions. Savage has only thrown for one touchdown and one interception in the eight games he’s played during his career.
Now Houston did just sign veteran quarterback Josh Johnson, who is mobile and can move around in the pocket. He’s played in 29 NFL games and has a rating of 57.7. So I’m not so sure he’s good enough to even be a second-string quarterback.
I’m still amazed that Colin Kaepernick is a free agent. He’s thrown for 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions, which a rating of 88.9 during his career. He would certainly help Houston win football games.
C.J. Fiedorowicz expected to play this week
Getting tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz back this week should be able to help whoever is playing quarterback for the Texans. O’Brien believes he’ll play for the first time since suffering a concussion back in week one.
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