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Texans see Collin Klein as a quarterback

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The good news for Collin Klein is that he has found an NFL team willing to give him a shot at playing quarterback. The bad news is that he’s a fifth-string quarterback.

Klein, the former Kansas State star who wasn’t taken in the draft, will play quarterback for the Texans, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Most observers thought that if Klein had any hope of playing in the NFL, he’d have to change positions. He was asked to work out with the tight ends at the Scouting Combine, but he insisted that he wants to play quarterback.

Unfortunately for Klein, he’s got an uphill battle just to make the team. At this point, he’s fifth on the depth chart behind Matt Schaub, T.J. Yates, Case Keenum and Stephen McGee.

If Klein looks good in minicamps and Organized Team Activities, he has a shot at making the team as the No. 3 quarterback. But it’s much more likely that he’ll be gone four months from now.

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32 Responses to “Texans see Collin Klein as a quarterback”
  1. melkipershero says: Apr 30, 2013 7:32 AM

    Theyre the only ones who see him as NFL qb material

  2. packerman1968 says: Apr 30, 2013 7:32 AM

    LOL, I see myself as a porn star. But that is never going to happen.

  3. ravensdominate says: Apr 30, 2013 7:36 AM

    They also see Matt Shaub as a quarterback…

  4. bigredgoog says: Apr 30, 2013 7:45 AM

    Very odd. Why would he sign with a team with so many QB’s? Particularly when the team has made a large financial commitment to their starter. Unless this was his only choice it seems like he might just be wasting six weeks he could have used learning with a team with room to keep him if they liked him.

  5. houstontexans99 says: Apr 30, 2013 7:54 AM

    Why is it that the “QBs” with the worst throwing motion are the most resistant to change? Some QBs who change positions have carved themselves out a nice careers making serious $ that they wouldn’t have made at QB. Hines Ward had along career, Owen Daniels has made a decent amount of money. Imagine if Lane Johnson was as stubborn in college as Tebow & Klein

  6. texansfan13 says: Apr 30, 2013 8:05 AM

    He will be on practice squad to prepare for all these option QBs.

  7. johnsims713 says: Apr 30, 2013 8:06 AM

    Scout team hero to run read-option plays on the practice squad.

  8. mungman69 says: Apr 30, 2013 8:12 AM

    Maybe he should look at that tight end position again.

  9. clssylssy says: Apr 30, 2013 8:16 AM

    Good for the Texans and Good Luck to Klein. This guy is a real baller and had it not been for an injured shoulder would have had a better showing to the scouts. I’ve watched him play at the college level and he looked a whole lot better than some of the QBs we currently have playing in the NFL. The Texans are a young and talented up-and-coming team and will be a great place to learn and get experience at least through camp. It seems that somebody has a good eye for talent and given the way the Texans have played the last few years, this could be Klein’s golden opportunity. I know a lot of people will be cheering him on!

  10. kuhawks2010 says: Apr 30, 2013 8:37 AM

    I watch K State alot since my wife went there. And I just dont see how he can play QB in the NFL. I see him more as a tight end.

  11. bonerchamp says: Apr 30, 2013 8:42 AM

    Yeah, but do they see him making it past the first cuts?

  12. gmsalpha says: Apr 30, 2013 8:49 AM

    Not working out with the Tight Ends was a mistake. If you want to be a player in the NFL, you play the position you have the best chance at making a squad with, and in this case, Quarterback is not the position for Colin.

    Denard Robinson switched positions, as did Brad Smith, Antwaan Randle El, Julian Edelman, Matt Jones, Josh Cribbs, etc.

    So you’re saying you’re better than them?
    I hope you’re better than them at getting a 9-5 desk job.

  13. youreallmorons says: Apr 30, 2013 8:58 AM

    That makes sense considering they think Matt Schaub can take them to the Super Bowl. Good luck with that. They also like to pay 34 year old safeties with one year left in their career $15 million too. Good luck with that too.

  14. jjthesportsguy says: Apr 30, 2013 9:11 AM

    It definitely seems that Collin Klein was a system guy who has a box of rocks for a brain…kind of just like that guy who got cut yesterday that everyone made such a huge deal about.

  15. apmn says: Apr 30, 2013 9:12 AM

    No harm done in giving him a chance to play QB. He has earned that much, at least.

  16. heyguru1969 says: Apr 30, 2013 9:14 AM

    Have you SEEN Stephen McGhee try to play at the pro level? Klein immediately jumps to 4th string if he can put his jock on properly.

  17. conormacleod says: Apr 30, 2013 9:32 AM

    Being a 3rd string Tight End in the NFL is better than getting a real job. These guys really need better management.

  18. lightofkolob says: Apr 30, 2013 9:52 AM

    Klein is better than any of the 4 other QBs the Texas have….Schaub included

  19. thesteelers says: Apr 30, 2013 10:40 AM

    Can’t be much worse than Schaub. I still can’t believe he was voted to the Pro Bowl.

  20. musicman495 says: Apr 30, 2013 11:39 AM

    To me, Klein is a dime store Tebow, without the accuracy or off-the-charts intangibles as a leader and winner.

  21. dhbrcnr says: Apr 30, 2013 11:53 AM

    He should go north to the CFL and prove he can play QB. Same as Keenum, Tebow, JaMarcus, Pat White and kellen Moore. Maybe if they can play North someone in the NFL will take then serious.

  22. phelbin says: Apr 30, 2013 12:49 PM

    There’s a reason he rushed for twice as many touchdowns as he passed for at K State. He’s just not an NFL level passer.

  23. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: Apr 30, 2013 12:52 PM

    Don’t even TRY to think he’ll be anywhere near as good as Colin Kaepernick, stupid, insolent Texans!

  24. hrmlss says: Apr 30, 2013 12:56 PM

    Maybe him and Tebow can start a QB school

  25. 8to80texansblog says: Apr 30, 2013 1:53 PM

    melkipershero says:
    Apr 30, 2013 7:32 AM
    Theyre the only ones who see him as NFL qb material

    ==========================

    Obviously, as he wasn’t drafted….

    At best he makes the practice squad to TRY and replicate guys like Colin Kaepernick whom the Texans face this year.

  26. davetexansfan says: Apr 30, 2013 2:04 PM

    I don’t have any problems with this. He showed he can win games, although so did Tebow in college. I think he makes the roster, and we get rid of Stephen McGee. McGee was a true system quarterback because he put up those huge numbers at Texas Tech due to that option offense he had been running. Mike Sherman came in and gave him the chance to run a pro-style offense but it didn’t work out.

    Actually now when I think about it Klein ran in option offense and put up good numbers…

    Still though, I think Klein will end up being the #4. Case Keenum is actually perfect for our system and the Texans coaches like him a lot, so he won’t be gone.

  27. 8to80texansblog says: Apr 30, 2013 2:47 PM

    McGee played for A&M not Tech. He put up mediocre numbers at best in college. He was recruited by RC Slocum to be a drop back QB and then Dennis Franchione came in and turned him into an option QB. Sherman came in during McGee’s senior year but he sprained his shoulder in the first game of the year and Jerrod Johnson took over.

    The only reason I’m not surprised he’s in Houston is Kubiak’s affinity for A&M guys. He has very little opportunity to play, but he’s played fairly well in the time he has had on the field. 56% accuracy, 3TD – 0 INTs and 82 QBR.

  28. realtexansbleedorange says: Apr 30, 2013 3:02 PM

    The only reason they brought Klein in is to throw passes during the offseason camps. The Texans have a ton of WR in camp, since after Andre and now Deandre, the receiving cupboard is bare. If he beats out McGee and Keenum then he’ll be 3rd string, most likely on the practice squad. I doubt Kubiak is naïve enough to believe Klein can mimic Kaepernick, but he would be better at running the ball than Schaub.

  29. bluenose1965 says: Apr 30, 2013 3:54 PM

    Funny comments re: Schaub by Raven and Steeler fans. I believe Schaub led the Texans to victories over both of your teams last time he played them.

    43-13 I believe it was Raven fan. Lucky he isn’t any good. It could have been worse.

    No harm, no foul on Klein. If he shows anything, he’ll be on the practice squad. If he doesn’t, he didn’t cost anything.

    Remember the undrafted free agent flyer the Texans took on that injury prone running back from Tennessee with the questionable work ethic and attitude?

    That worked out okay.

  30. htown1035 says: Apr 30, 2013 5:13 PM

    Exactly bluenose.

    And I wouldn’t believe McClain when he says that they’re looking at him at QB. McClain has no sources other than the team itself and they don’t give out any information on their intent.

    My guess is they’re still going to try him out at TE like the rest of the teams wanted to do at the combine.

  31. blazertop says: Apr 30, 2013 8:35 PM

    Heck, Tebow would instantly rank above McGee and Keenum. I’m sure Klein can make the 3rd spot easily.

  32. 8to80texansblog says: May 1, 2013 12:16 PM

    Im not sure about that Tebow comment. Plus, I hear that Kubiak really likes Keenum but didn’t want to carry 3 QBs last year on the active roster.

    I think McGee and Klein will battle for the practice squad spot.

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