Tom Savage is not the answer, so where do the Houston Texans — a possible playoff team — turn, now that it’s been confirmed that Deshaun Watson will miss the remainder of this season with a torn ACL.
The No. 12 overall pick in the NFL draft, Watson is tied for the NFL lead in touchdown passes (19) — with 1,699 yards over six games — helping the Texans lead the NFL in scoring with 30.7 points per game.
Watson suffered the injury on the same day that he was named the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Month — the first time that a rookie quarterback had ever been given that honor.
The painful question now, is where do the Texans turn to from here?
Savage will start on Sunday against a terrible Colts defense, giving Houston some hope for a week, while they search for a viable replacement to help keep playoff hopes alive.
Of course an obvious name to pop up will be Colin Kaepernick’s, as he’s the best available option left on the open market. The question is will Texans brass — namely Bob McNair even consider such a move, especially in light of the owners “inmates run the prison” comments.
Savage is the only other quarterback on the active roster and Houston needs help badly — here are five options the Texans will or should consider for the near future.
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