Texans Likely To Draft QB, Won’t Pursue Romo

The Texans are likely to select a quarterback at some point in the 2017 draft, team owner Bob McNair told the media today, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (all Twitter links). “We need better performance out of that position, [but there’s not much available out there,” said McNair, referring to the dearth of quarterback options on the free agent market, before intimating that he’d hope Tom Savage is given the opportunity to compete with Brock Osweiler for the starting job in Houston.Bob McNair (Vertical)

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Veteran Cowboys QB Tony Romo, meanwhile, isn’t an option for the¬†Texans, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, ruling out one potential fit for the 36-year-old signal-caller. Denver is said to be Romo’s preferred landing spot, although the Broncos may be more apt to pursue him if he’s released from Dallas (rather than being forced to finagle a trade). Cowboys owner Jerry Jones may not wish to see Romo land with another Texas-based club, and Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (video link) reports Romo wants to join a team that will play the Cowboys in 2017, another factor against the Texans.

Houston is essentially stuck with Osweiler, who completed less than 60% of his passes for 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions last season, as releasing him now would leave the Texans with a $25MM dead money cap charge. Even a post-June 1 cut would result in a $19MM hit, so the club doesn’t have much of an option other than retaining Osweiler for at least one more season.

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  1. jason fretz

    Bob says there isnt much out there referring to QBs i think Kirk counsins would be a great option, theres Rivers also. But Kirk has upside, all i know is we arent going to be a better team with the Qbs we have now, there not good enough. We need an Elite QB if we want to get to the next level.

    • CDeC101

      I authentically believe with cousins or romo, Houston is primed for a superbowl run, yet I can’t see either going there

    • BoSox009

      Cousins is not really an option. They can’t be shelling out close to 45 million for 2 quarterbacks

    • BoSox009

      Trade for jimmy G while he still has a cheap year left on rookie deal then franchise him/ sign him long term next offseason when you can ditch Brock.

  2. victor

    seems to be they have to trade for Garapolo let brock be his back up and savage 3rd string .. unless they want to try and convince palmer to not retire maybe he didnt like arizona ?
    no thanks to cutler , i would love to get rivers in here and id pass on romo.
    id even consider foles , josh mccown someone you can sign for 3-4 mil since you have all that money tied up in osweiler .. i wonder if you attatched a 3rd pick to him if a team that needed a qb would take him .. like jets , browns…

  3. OCTraveler

    Best options for Texans are either Romo or McCarron …. Romo gives you a better chance of winning now but McCarron is cheaper and will give you stability for the next 5-7 years.

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