Houston Texans have re-signed quarterback, wide receiver and special teamer Joe Webb III to a one-year extension for the 2019 season.
The Houston Texans have signed quarterback Joe Webb III to a one-year extension for the 2019 season. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported that Webb signed a one year deal worth up to $1 million for 2019. Webb was a versatile player for the Texans in the 2018 season playing at wide receiver, special teams, and serving as the third quarterback on the depth chart.
Texans general manager Brian Gaine brought Webb from the Buffalo Bills after Gaine served as the Bills’ vice president of player personnel in 2017. Webb had three tackles with the Texans special teams unit and served as the Texans reserve slot receiver when Keke Coutee was sidelined for the early portion of the season with a hamstring injury.
Despite being the third quarterback on the depth chart, his ability to play at other positions kept him active in all 16 games of the regular season and in the playoffs. Webb displayed his valuable versatility in Week 13 against the Indianapolis Colts and had two pass receptions for 13 receiving yards when DeAndre Carter was ruled for most of the game with a concussion.
Webb’s role with the Texans will likely be similar to what it was last season; he’ll be the third quarterback active on game day, playing on kicking and punting situations on special teams, and be the emergency option at wide receiver if injuries take a toll during a game.