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Thursday, February 2, 2017

NFL: Texans Owner Says They’ll Likely Draft Quarterback Despite Giving Brock Osweiler $72 Mill Contract

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 11:43 AM


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The Houston Texans signed Brock Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million contract after a small showing with the Peyton Manning-less Denver Broncos, but their gamble didn’t quite work out.  Though they gave Osweiler a franchise contract, he is not their franchise quarterback.

In his first season with the Texans, Osweiler threw 15 touchdowns against 16 interceptions, completed just 59 percent of his throws, and was benched in December.  They finished with a 9-7 record, they beat the Oakland Raiders (without QB Derek Carr) in the Wild Card Round, but lost to the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.

Now owner Bob McNair said this week that competition for the starting QB job will include Tom Savage, who replaced Osweiler in the lineup in Weeks 16 and 17, and perhaps a quarterback taken in the 2017 NFL Draft.

“The challenge is what can we do with what we got,” McNair said, via the Houston Chronicle‘s John McClain. “We’ll still probably look at a young quarterback as we go into the draft. It’s a question of what’s available.”

The Texans quarterback troubles continue…

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