Houston Texans eyeing veteran QBs, not ruling out Colin Kaepernick

Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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The Houston Texans quarterback depth chart is bereft of NFL experience.

With Deshaun Watson off the roster and sent to Cleveland, the quarterbacks’ cumulative years on the roster are minimal. Davis Mills is entering his second year, Jeff Driskel is coming back to play quarterback, and Kyle Allen was just recently signed in free agency.

So there isn’t one quarterback that the Houston Texans have to help these younger ones out in the film room, practice, and on Sundays. That’s why we wrote about how these veteran free-agent quarterbacks should be brought in to compete for the starting job, and a recent article by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk furthered that point.

Florio quoted Texans GM Nick Caserio, who said they would look “at every option” as to who should be the next veteran quarterback in town.

Nick Caserio was noncommittal when asked if Houston Texans would sign Colin Kaepernick.

While Kaepernick did not work out with the Houston Texans directly, Kaepernick was in town last Tuesday and did throw to NFL receivers. The biggest name out of that bunch was Seattle Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett (the others were Greg Ward of the Philadelphia Eagles and Marquez Stevenson of the Buffalo Bills).

When asked solely about considering Kaepernick to take that veteran backup role, Caserio had the following to say:

"“That’s not something that I was aware of or aware of where he was,” Caserio said. “Again, we’ll do whatever we think is best for our organization. We’ll look at whatever the options are, wherever they come from.”"

At this point, any veteran backup who has had a good amount of playing time would suffice for the position. Regardless of their achievements or lack thereof, three young quarterbacks on the roster are going to make a ton of mistakes. That’s all a part of learning in the NFL and that’s recognized. There’s also the chance that the said veteran is a camp body and doesn’t make it to the official roster when training camp is said and done.

They would have more talent around them than Tyrod Taylor did, so their chances of succeeding are higher.

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