Collin Klein lands with Texans

AP

Collin Klein put together a stellar collegiate career as a quarterback at Kansas State, culminating in a trip to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist last year.

It wasn’t enough to get him drafted, however. Klein’s name wasn’t called during the seven rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft, leaving him to sign with a team as an undrafted free agent.

Klein’s made that choice and he’ll try to make the Texans this summer. Klein announced the signing on Twitter on Saturday night and now we’ll see if he makes his bid for the roster as a quarterback.

Klein was asked to work out at tight end at the combine, but chose to make his case for a shot as a quarterback. His awkward throwing motion and limited upside as a passer made that a losing bet in the draft and it is hard to imagine the run-first Klein making the team in that role. The Texans currently have T.J. Yates, Case Keenum and Stephen McGee on the depth chart behind starter Matt Schaub.

10 responses to “Collin Klein lands with Texans

  1. Collin, become a TE for them.

    They need weapons!!!

    This is the only decent offense with no sub packages … not sub package, sub packages.

  2. Given Kubiak’s inability to call plays and score in the red zone, he should make Colin Klein the red zone quarterback with the jumbo package so he can run the ball into the end zone.
    It is not like Matt Schaub is mobile or accurate as his skillset continues to decline before our eyes like Kubiak’s coaching ability.

  3. Collin Klein ran for twice as many touchdowns as he threw for at K State. He couldn’t be trusted to throw the ball against college defenses, so why would NFL coaches think differently.

    He seems to be a nice kid…but he’s basically the poor man’s Tim Tebow.

  4. I was hoping he’d go to the Niners so he could team up with Gore in the backfield for the Frank ‘n Klein offense.

  5. Klein should read the tea leaves, and throw himself into being a TE. Or a TE-FB-H/back, Wildcat QB combo platter for them.
    He’s a big, strong, talented and versatile kid…he should definately be able to help their team, or somebody else’s.

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