Houston Texans: 4 offensive players who could be cut

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 03: Braxton Miller #13 of the Houston Texans runs with the ball after a reception against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 03: Braxton Miller #13 of the Houston Texans runs with the ball after a reception against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at Nissan Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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HOUSTON, TX – AUGUST 18: Brandon Weeden #3 of the Houston Texans runs with the ball as Sheldon Day #96 of the San Francisco 49ers pursues during a preseason game at NRG Stadium on August 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – AUGUST 18: Brandon Weeden #3 of the Houston Texans runs with the ball as Sheldon Day #96 of the San Francisco 49ers pursues during a preseason game at NRG Stadium on August 18, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

3. Brandon Weeden, Quarterback

Here is the question … Do you feel safe if Brandon Weeden had to be the next starting quarterback for the Houston Texans if Deshaun Watson was injured? Weeden has an overall record as a starting quarterback of 6-19, but one of those wins came while quarterback of the Houston Texans in 2015.

Of Weeden’s six wins as a starter, five came in his rookie season in 2012 with the Cleveland Browns, and the other one was with the Texans. Though Joe Webb isn’t as good as Watson, he’s putting a lot of pressure on Weeden for the second quarterback job, so the remainder of the preseason will be pressure-packed on both of them to see who comes out on top.

Granted, after spending a year with the Tennessee Titans and returning to the Texans this offseason, the preseason for the veteran quarterback hasn’t been all that bad. In the preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs, Weeden was 9-of-11 for 97 yards and two touchdowns. In the next preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers, he was 7-of-15 for 50 yards with no touchdowns.

Consistency is an issue with Weeden’s overall play throughout his career, but it all comes back to if Watson gets injured, who do you feel more comfortable with as the next man up: Weeden or Webb? It may come down to who the Texans coaching staff believes is the more consistent quarterback of the two.