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2016 Houston Texans Player Profile: Brandon Weeden

A closer look at the Houston Texans roster heading into the 2016 training camp.


It has been a career with more disappointment than positivity for former first round pick, Brandon Weeden. After posting solid numbers with the Dallas Cowboys last season, but an inability to help produce a win as the starting quarterback, Weeden was waived, but then claimed by the Texans after Brian Hoyer suffered a concussion. In one game, Weeden replaced the injured T.J. Yates and helped produce the first ever win against the Colts in Indianapolis in franchise history. He then went and led the team a key win against the Tennessee Titans, helping position the Texans to make the playoffs. 


The backup quarterback position is in discussion and Weeden will be competing against Tom Savage for the spot. Weeden has clauses built into his contract and making the game day roster activates his bonus pay, so there is incentive for him to win the backup spot for the season. His arm strength is not an issue and now Weeden actually has time to sit down and learn the offense now with a full off-season and training camp under his belt. The strongest arm of the three quarterbacks, Weeden has a good skill set and now it is time to see him being coached up in the Texans system. 

Roster Situation 

The Texans should keep three quarterbacks, it is just a matter if Weeden is the backup or number three. 


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