Houston Texans: 3 positional battles to follow this preseason
The Brandon Weeden vs. Joe Webb competition in the preseason is still a battle to keep an eye on. Weeden is currently slotted as the number two quarterback, but Webb is still in sight as well.
Webb, buried third on the depth chart, is the underdog in this fight, but he is contending to show that he can be a good backup option after Weeden. If Webb can continue this preseason, step in at quarterback and show that he can run the offense, he will have a great shot to make the 53-man roster.
Webb also has the versatility that is enticing to the front office and coaching staff. Being able to play wide receiver and be a contributor on special teams makes him a valuable weapon on the team. With injuries bound to happen to the physical nature of the game, having a player that can do a little bit of everything is invaluable.
It’ll be interesting to see how he is utilized throughout the remainder of the preseason. Webb could be fielding kicks, throwing the football or playing in the Wildcat offense since he has an element of athleticism that Weeden doesn’t have.
The NFL is a copycat league so Webb could be used similarly to how the New Orleans Saints utilized third-string quarterback Taysom Hill.