Texans bring back veteran quarterback Brandon Weeden

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The Houston Texans have brought a familiar face back into the quarterback room. No it is not Brock Osweiler. It is in fact Brandon Weeden. John McClain of The Houston Chronicle had the news earlier this week.

Having a veteran quarterback to backup Deshaun Watson is a wise decision for the Texans. After Watson was lost for the season due to injury, Houston struggled offensively. With Tom Savage and T.J. Yates no longer in Houston this move became a necessity.

While Weeden is not the best quarterback available and could struggle with a porous offensive line, his experience can help in the long run. There is something to be said about having a veteran who has been there before and experienced adversity in the NFL. That is the literal description of Weeden. The numbers were never quite there with Weeden, but he has been around long enough to weather the storm if needed. In a perfect world Weeden would never see the field in Houston but after how last season ended a contingency plan is necessary.

Brandon Weeden’s History

Current Houston Texans quarterback Brandon Weeden during his time with the Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

As it was mentioned above, Weeden is a not a statistical phenomenon. In fact he is far from it. In his career Weeden has only completed 57.9 percent of his passes for 6,642 yards, 31 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.

Weeden started 15 games as a rookie with the Cleveland Browns, winning five of them. During this campaign Weeden completed 57.4 percent of his passes for 14 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He would start five more games in Cleveland (losing all of them) before being released following the 2013 season. Afterwards Weeden signed with Dallas and saw action after a Tony Romo injury. Weeden was released in 2015 by Dallas and claimed on waivers by the Texans. Weeden signed a two-year deal with Houston in 2016 and did not appear in a single game. Houston released Weeden in September of 2017. Tennessee signed Weeden after an injury to Marcus Mariota but Weeden did not see any game action. The Titans released Weeden in March.