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Texans Getting Desperate With Latest Free-Agent Quarterback Signing

David Kaestle
The Houston Texans have signed Jeff Driskel.
The Houston Texans have signed Jeff Driskel. / Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
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The Houston Texans quarterback situation is a complete mess, and that's putting it lightly. With much of the last six months filled with controversy and doubt around star quarterback Deshaun Watson, which first started with trade demands and now revolves around mounting legal troubles, Houston is grasping at straws to find a contingency plan. The Texans' latest signing only confirms that.

First the team signed Tyrod Taylor, who at times has been a productive NFL starter and at worst a great backup. A perfect stop-gap QB to wait and see how the Watson situation plays out. Then they took Stanford QB Davis Mills in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Now, Houston has brought in another QB, Jeff Driskel.

Driskel is nothing to write home about. In nine career starts with the Bengals and Broncos, Driskel holds at 1-8 record. He's averaged 235.5 passing yards per game throughout his career and has a career passer rating of 79.4.

While this might just merely be a depth signing, and a guy to have as a third-string QB in case Watson is suspended or ultimately traded, it's clear the Texans are taking the "throw everything at the wall and see what sticks" approach.

At this point, that might be their only option.


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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