The scenario is getting worn for the Houston Texans and the question of who will be the quarterback for the coming season is up for debate once again. The Texans enter their fourth offseason in a row with quarterback questions and, after potentially missing on Brock Osweiler as their big money free agent last off-season, the Texans are searching for answers once again.
At the George R. Brown convention center, team owner Bob McNair met with media and gave his thoughts on the revolving door at the quarterback position.
“We need better performance out of that position. We thought that we had it and it didn’t quite measure up,” McNair said of the quarterback group. “The challenge is trying to figure out what we can do with what we’ve got.”
What the Texans have is 1) $19 million of dead money sunk into Osweiler for the 2017 season, 2) a quarterback who can not shake the injury bug in Tom Savage, and 3) a potential opening in their depth chart to bring in a new face to compete for the position.
“There are not many things available out there. We’ll probably be looking at a young quarterback as we go into the draft,” McNair said of the Texans options. “There, again, is question as to what’s available.”
Considered one of the weaker drafts in regard to the quarterback position, the Texans will have to poke and prod the position group to find a potential signal caller for the future. The Texans have taken only one quarterback in the top three rounds of the NFL Draft in franchise history, that being the franchise’s first ever selection in David Carr.
McNair did not mince words when talking about Osweiler, expectations for the upcoming season, and he discussed whether he thinks Osweiler could be the quarterback the Texans thought he would be when they signed him.
“I would hope so, but the challenge is up to him to meet it. He needs to step up. I would certainly think that’s what he would do,” said McNair.
The direction the Texans go will once again dominate the entire off-season for the organization but, once again, the misses at the position are wasting valuable time for the team to achieve its goals.
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