Houston Texans: 4 offensive players who could be cut
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.