A little later than most people expected, the Texans have drafted a quarterback.
Tom Savage, whose college career saw him move from Rutgers to Arizona to Pitt, was chosen with a compensatory pick in the fourth round, No. 135 overall.
Savage is the kind of big-armed pocket passer that Texans coach Bill O’Brien loves, and he looks like a good fit in O’Brien’s offense. However, Savage also needs some time to develop and is very unlikely to be the starter in Week One — and probably not at any point in his rookie year.
At the moment, the Texans have Case Keenum, Ryan Fitspatrick and T.J. Yates at quarterback. Savage will join that group, but he won’t compete with them to be the starter, at least not at first.