The backup quarterbacks in Houston are going to get plenty of reps during the team’s organized team activities this month.
Nick Scurfield of the team’s website reports that Matt Schaub won’t participate in the team portions of the OTAs so that he can continue to rehab the injured foot that forced an early end to the season. It’s a smart approach by the Texans. Schaub already knows the offense and will have plenty of time in camp to get his legs back under him. Resting Schaub will give his Lisfranc even more time to heal while also giving a lot of work to the guys that will have to step in if Schaub misses time again this season.
T.J. Yates, Case Keenum and John Beck will be doing the quarterbacking during the OTAs. Yates started the final five games of the regular season and both of the team’s playoff games after Schaub and Matt Leinart went down last season.
According to Scurfield, Yates isn’t guaranteed the backup job but it would be surprising to see either of the other guys beat him out for the spot given Yates’ experience running the team last season.