Case Keenum handled his first NFL start fairly well for the Texans on Sunday.
Against a very good Chiefs defense, Keenum completed 15-of-25 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown in a 17-16 loss that dropped the Texans to 2-5 this season. That was good enough for a quarterback rating of 110.6, better than any that Matt Schaub put up in six starts before getting injured in the Week Six loss to the Rams. Coach Gary Kubiak wasn’t moved to make an official change on the depth chart, however.
“Matt’s our starting quarterback,” Kubiak said, via the Houston Chronicle. “Case played this week.”
Kubiak has plenty of time to make a different choice about a starting quarterback before the Texans are next on the field. With a bye in Week Eight, Kubiak has two weeks to see how Schaub is recovering from his leg injury and evaluate whether or not he thinks Keenum gives the team a better chance to win regardless of Schaub’s health.