Texans owner Bob McNair hasn’t been shy in recent weeks about expressing the same opinion held by many other people about his team’s biggest need.
McNair has made it clear that the team needs to be better at quarterback in 2016 and said that he doesn’t “know any reason” why the Texans wouldn’t draft one this year. On Thursday, coach Bill O’Brien didn’t bother trying to throw up any misdirection about the team’s intentions this offseason when he was asked about picking a quarterback.
“Whatever Mr. McNair says is what we’ll do,” O’Brien said, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “That’s always been my mantra.”
O’Brien said it’s hard to play quarterback in the NFL and that the Texans will have to “put in a lot of time with [a rookie quarterback] and give him time to develop.” That doesn’t lead to thoughts of instant success, although the plan the team’s employed the last two years hasn’t worked any better and, perhaps more significantly, hasn’t shown many signs that the upside of their current quarterbacks holds promise for better days ahead.