The Tom Savage Era in Houston may be over before it really got going.
After an abysmal defeat on Sunday to the Jacksonville Jaguars, one that saw Savage last only 2 quarters before being benched in favor of Deshaun Watson, the Texans may be ready to make a more permanent change at quarterback.
That change is officially making Watson the starting quarterback right now.
1st round pick Deshaun Watson has impressed the #Texans at every checkpoint. They think he’s a future star. The future may be right now.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 11, 2017
The only delay that could be experienced is that Watson was spotted limping Sunday night with an ankle injury and with a short week the Texans may want to postpone Watson’s debut until Week 3.
Regardless, it seems that Savage is relegated to backup and the Deshaun Watson era in Houston is about to be underway.
Broncos’ John Elway Says Team Could Look for New Backup Quarterback
Denver Broncos president John Elway isn’t too thrilled with the quarterback depth chart, despite the recent promotion of Chad Kelly to the #2 spot behind starter Case Keenum, and could be in the market for a new backup signal caller.
“I’m not going to tell you we’re definitely going to stand pat, but I’m not telling you we’re going (in) that direction, either,” Elway said, during an appearance on 103.5 The Fox (h/t Associated Press).
Kelly’s recent performance, in which he threw for 177 yards and two touchdowns in the preseason opener against the Minnesota Vikings, has seen him leapfrog former 2016 1st round pick Paxton Lynch on the depth chart.
“We’ve got to have confidence that that guy that’s going to be the backup can play and win football games,” Elway said. “And so that’s why we’re still in that process of trying to see if we’ve got that guy behind Case.
“Even though Chad played very well on Saturday night—we’ll see how he does this week—but if something were to happen to Case, can he come in and continue to win football games for us?” Elway said. “That’s the big part of the evaluation process and that’s still going on.”
Dolphins Not Willing to Trade DeVante Parker
The Dolphins feel that Parker, who is currently out with a broken finger, has had a solid training camp, but reports seem to contradict that assessment and are still of the the belief that Parker can turn into the player they thought he was going to be when they drafted him in the first round a few years ago.
Parker tallied 57 catches for 670 yards and one touchdown last season and is expected to be back in time for the Dolphins’ season opener.
Jets Willing to Trade Teddy Bridgewater
The New York Jets are willing to trade quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for the right price, according to the New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta.
Despite the willingness, there are members of the Jets front office that aren’t exactly sold on the idea of moving Bridgewater, who is projected to the be the backup to either rookie signal caller Sam Darnold and veteran Josh McCown.
Bridgewater doesn’t seem to fit in the long term plans for the team, especially because he is currently operating on a one-year deal.
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