Bob McNair: We’ll probably look for a QB in the draft

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Brock Osweiler’s first season in Houston didn’t go as hoped, which appears to have the Texans headed back into the market for a quarterback.

Owner Bob McNair didn’t go quite as far as Terry Bradshaw when it came to assessing Osweiler’s performance during the 2016 season, but he said Wednesday that the team needs “better performance out of the position” next season. Tom Savage is on hand to compete with Osweiler and McNair said that more additions may be coming.

“The challenge is what can we do with what we got,” McNair said, via the Houston Chronicle. “We’ll still probably look at a young quarterback as we go into the draft. It’s a question of what’s available.”

The draft isn’t the only avenue available to a team looking for quarterback help, but Osweiler’s $19 million cap charge and $16 million guaranteed salary would make it hard to make a significant veteran addition this offseason.

28 responses to “Bob McNair: We’ll probably look for a QB in the draft

  1. Look for “a” quarterback is different from finding “the guy” in the draft.

    Could just be a low round QB looking to compete for a backup role.

  2. We love you Bob!
    Sincerely, Bronco fans

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    Since the Broncos did something last year and Texans made it to AFC Divisional round?

  3. Attention Bronco fans, Osweiler won a playoff game this year. Your team didn’t even sniff the playoffs. Plus Osweiler has a SB ring, millions of dollars in the bank, life is good.

  4. The Texans need to put a lot of thought in this and be smart this time. Tom Savage is signed through the end of next year, then he becomes a free agent. I think they need to think long term, and looking for a backup at this point is shortsighted.

  5. Attention Bronco fans, Osweiler won a playoff game this year. Your team didn’t even sniff the playoffs. Plus Osweiler has a SB ring, millions of dollars in the bank, life is good.

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    Von miller has one of brady’s rings….

  6. Both the Broncos and Texans are a quarterback away from being a really good team. Why do I think the Broncos will find one before the Texans? Oh, because the Texans are the Texans.

  7. ^ I agree with pastabelly. The difference is you have a football guy running the Broncos and a passive owner vs a passive GM and a meddling owner running the Texans.

  8. I think Osweiler is going to eventually be a really good QB. It might not be in Houston, but someone will be happy to have him. He’s still a very young QB, as far as starts go, and he’s had a bunch of change in his young career. I’ll bet Kyle Shanahan can win with him. I’ll bet Andy Reid can win with him. Sometimes owners are better off discussing the weather.

  9. taptap77 says:
    Feb 1, 2017 4:58 PM
    Poor Houston has been a screwed up organization for 56 years. Hopefully for them better times are ahead.
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    Considering they have only been in existence for 15 years that is really saying something.

  10. wib22 says:

    Von miller has one of brady’s rings….
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    Brady’s got four more where that came from. Come Sunday, make that 5.

    GOAT.

  11. I really believe Houston is the best and most likely place for Romo to land in. It makes sense to me because money is not going to be the motivating factor for where Romo lands, playing time well be. From Romos point of view, Houston is a solid team that is just a decent QB away from being a very solid team. From the Texans point of view, if Romo gets hurt you have two good backups (which is what they should be considered) in Osweiler and Savage.

  12. maddenisfordorks said: “Could just be a low round QB looking to compete for a backup role.”

    That pretty much sums up the Texans’ whole depth chart at the position.

  13. They can’t cut Osweiler, so they’re stuck paying him in 2017 because they guaranteed him the money either way.

    They’ll draft a developmental player and hope for the best in 2017. Can’t go hard after Romo, Cousins, etc.. and end up paying two guys close to $20 million.

    But next offseason they can make moves.

  14. madczyk says:
    Feb 1, 2017 6:01 PM
    I really believe Houston is the best and most likely place for Romo to land in. It makes sense to me because money is not going to be the motivating factor for where Romo lands, playing time well be. From Romos point of view, Houston is a solid team that is just a decent QB away from being a very solid team. From the Texans point of view, if Romo gets hurt you have two good backups (which is what they should be considered) in Osweiler and Savage.
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    Do you think Romo is going to play for anything less than $15 million? The Texans still have Bouye they have to make an offer to. They are married to Osweiler for another year, which will cost their coach his job.

  15. The facts don’t point to Romo. The team is ready to win now! Romo is fragile and done. The offense requires 2-3 years to learn. Osweiler is making a huge amount of money so a veteran this year makes no sense. The circumstances point to Jimmy G who make Houston a force for ten years! But Houston will it up … AGAIN.

  16. Texans fans bragging about winning one of the worst divisions in the league and beating a injury depleted Raiders team in the play off’s is not only sad but pathetic. Funny they could already have had a franchise qb but passed on Carr. McNair is a clown

  17. wib22 says:
    Feb 1, 2017 4:30 PM
    Attention Bronco fans, Osweiler won a playoff game this year. Your team didn’t even sniff the playoffs. Plus Osweiler has a SB ring, millions of dollars in the bank, life is good.

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    If Houston was in any other division but the South, they wouldn’t have sniffed the playoffs either…

  18. raidernation210 says:
    Feb 2, 2017 7:19 AM

    Texans fans bragging about winning one of the worst divisions in the league and beating a injury depleted Raiders team in the play off’s is not only sad but pathetic. Funny they could already have had a franchise qb but passed on Carr. McNair is a clown
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    A win is a win. Injuries happen. Get a better backup QB.

  19. eke247 says:
    Feb 2, 2017 9:09 AM

    wib22 says:
    Feb 1, 2017 4:30 PM
    Attention Bronco fans, Osweiler won a playoff game this year. Your team didn’t even sniff the playoffs. Plus Osweiler has a SB ring, millions of dollars in the bank, life is good.

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    If Houston was in any other division but the South, they wouldn’t have sniffed the playoffs either…
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    Kinda like the Pats in the AFC East every year.

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