Houston Texans’ signal-caller Tom Savage is the worst starting quarterback in the NFL right now.
Right before Houston Texans’ rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson went down with a torn ACL, he was very close to becoming the top ranked quarterback in Bleacher Report’s quarterback rankings.
With Tom Savage now under center for the Texans, he comes in as the 29th ranked quarterback in Doug Farrar’s rankings heading into week 11.
In case you’re wondering, who Savage is ahead of…no one. The 29th spot is dead last.
Here’s a portion of what Farrar wrote about Savage:
"The Texans are now 3-6, and they are sticking with a quarterback who removes most of the playbook from on-field reality because they don’t have any more inspiring options on the roster. That they recently signed Josh Johnson, who hasn’t thrown a regular-season pass since 2011 and was Colin Kaepernick’s third-string backup in San Francisco in 2012, sends a strong message as to how deep the invective against Kaepernick goes. This isn’t a referendum on Kaepernick as much as it is a statement of incredulity that there are NFL teams who would prefer to put themselves in potentially losing situations than address a modicum of controversy for the betterment of their offenses."
Savage has played like the worst quarterback in the NFL. But I really wonder if he could be serviceable with a stout offensive line blocking for him. We might soon find out, given the fact that he’ll be a free agent this coming offseason and could end up on a team with a good offensive line,
Just to be clear, I would be shocked if the Texans re-sign Savage.
I’ve already written extensively how I believe the Texans should have signed free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick if they really wanted to try and contend for a playoff spot. Well now that they’re 3-6, it’s too late.
Houston would rather not make the playoffs and keep Kaepernick out of the NFL. That says a lot about the way they’re run as an organization.
The only thing Texans’ fans can do right now is dream about Watson being under center next season, because the 2017 season is now over.