Texans To Start Tom Savage At QB

Is the Brock Osweiler era already over in Houston? Moments ago, Texans coach Bill O’Brien announced that Tom Savage will be the team’s Week 16 starter. Brock Osweiler (vertical)

[We] feel like Tom Savage gives us the best chance to win,” O’Brien said (via NFL.com) “… There’s a lot for him to improve on, but I thought he threw the ball well yesterday.

Next up for the Texans is a Week 16 contest against the Bengals. O’Brien did not indicate whether Savage was guaranteed to start in the final game against the Titans, so the door could potentially open again for Osweiler.

Savage entered Sunday’s game against the Jaguars when the Texans were down 13-0. From there, he led Houston to a 21-20 victory in a game that may have decided Gus Bradley‘s fate in Jacksonville (for what it’s worth, the Jags claim that Bradley would have been fired regardless). Savage finished 23-of-36 passing for 260 yards. He didn’t thrown for a touchdown, but he didn’t have any interceptions either.

With two games to go, the 8-6 Texans hold the AFC South tiebreaker over the Titans. With so much at stake, the Texans are going with the quarterback that they believe gives them the best chance to win.

Osweiler signed a four-year, $72MM contract with the Texans prior to this season. If Savage proves to be the better QB the rest of the way, Houston will have an interesting situation on its hands in March.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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  1. Strauss

    Hey McNair, leave the football decisions to people who know football. How many millions did you piss away on Osweiller?

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  2. acarneglia

    As a broncos fan I love this so much

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  3. acarneglia

    As a broncos fan I love this so much!!!

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    • madmanTX

      Anything to forget that loss to the Patsies yesterday, huh?

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    • Kjohnson

      Didn’t you all won’t him back!!!!!

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  4. edawg1512

    Those of us with level heads could have seen this coming. Have fun paying Osweiler an insane amount of money to be a low level backup

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  5. hill

    Broncos set to receive a nice compensatory pick, to top it off.

    It’s not a Jay Cutler total albatross contract but it is significant hit for a backup QB.

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  6. I wouldn’t talk about QB’S if I’m a bronco fan. Tiebow ,Cutler. Morton Washed up Manning.etc etc etc

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  7. Kjohnson

    They kill me with this! When the Broncos made a 3 million dollars less offer.

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