Quarterback Rex Grossman, who went from Super Bowl quarterback to languishing free agent in only two years, arrived in Houston during the offseason as the third quarterback on the depth chart.
As the preseason has ended, Grossman might have played his way into a job.
In Friday night’s finale, Grossman completed nine of 16 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns.
One score came on Grossman’s first attempt — an 87-yard catch-and-run connection with Jacoby Jones.
Along the way, Grossman generated a passer rating of 139.8.
It was — and still is — no lock that Grossman will make the team. But with the oft-injured Matt Schaub again showing signs that he might be Italian, it makes plenty of sense for the Texans to keep three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster.