The Houston Texans added quarterback Jordan Ta’amu to their roster to fill the void left by the injured A.J. McCarron.
Adding depth to the roster for the injured A.J. McCarron, the Houston Texans added quarterback Jordan Ta’amu to the team this past week, and he’ll be playing behind not only starting quarterback Deshaun Watson, but Joe Webb, who was the third-string quarterback before McCarron’s injury.
Ta’amu joins the Texans as an undrafted rookie free agent from the University of Mississippi. At the NFL combine, he ran a 4.77 40-yard dash, and in his NFL.com draft profile he was graded at a 4.92 as they said he “should be in an NFL training camp.”
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While at Ole Miss — which consisted of two seasons — Ta’amu played in 19 games, where he totaled 5,600 passing yards with 30 touchdowns an 12 interceptions. He completed 64 percent of his passes and finished his career 381-for-591.
In his senior season, Ta’amu passed for 3,918 yards with 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Also in Ta’amu’s final season at Ole Miss, he rushed for 342 yards on 116 carries, with six touchdowns as well.
Even with that success at an SEC school, right now it seems Ta’amu has a long way to go if he wants to make this roster, but most likely he is with the Texans to provide depth to the quarterbacks during training camp. Who knows, though, Ta’amu could make the very most of this opportunity and maybe not make the roster of the Texans, but he could use what he gains in Houston and make a roster elsewhere.
To be honest ,Webb or McCarron shouldn’t be locks to make the roster because neither one has proven they are a complete backup quarterback for the Texans. It should be noted, though, Webb did a nice job in the preseason opener on Thursday night with a makeshift offense against the Green Bay Packers. Webb played all four quarters and had one touchdown pass with two interceptions.
This is Ta’amu’s opportunity to prove what he can offer an NFL team, and though the odds are against him and he’s still learning the offense of the Texans, it will be interesting to see if he gets a chance to play in any of the preseason, or if he’ll just be mostly an arm in training camp.