It’s almost as if the Texans prepped Jake Delhomme’s agent with talking points. Delhomme’s job with the Texans is to help T.J. Yates, not take over as starter.
“Jake is fired up and ready to go and will do everything he can to support T.J.,” said Delhomme’s agent Rick Smith via the Houston Chronicle. (Not to be confused with Texans G.M. Rick Smith.)
“Some coaches I talked to spoke real highly of Jake,” coach Gary Kubiak said. “They think he’ll fit in perfectly with what we were looking for. I think he’s a good fit with T.J.”
In Delhomme, it seems like the Texans were looking for someone that had experience and could be a quarterback whisperer for Yates. Jeff Garcia doesn’t fit that mold.
Houston is stressing for now that Yates is the guy, and you get the sense they will give him every opportunity to keep the job into the playoffs. Matt Schaub says Yates picked up Kubiak’s offense faster than any quarterback he’s seen.
“It’s T.J.’s job,” coach Gary Kubiak said earlier in the week.
The Texans have their two toughest games left the next two Sundays with Atlanta and Cincinnati. If Yates can’t help the Texans win one of them, perhaps Kubiak will reconsider and Delhomme will get a chance to do more than simply support Yates.