The Houston Texans are believed to be interested in selecting a quarterback with the first pick overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Texans traded away Matt Schaub to the Oakland Raiders this offseason, and now they are working to find a new leader for their offense.
Houston signed veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick to a two-year, $7.5 million contract to replace Schaub, but they may be going into training camp with five quarterbacks on the roster competing for the job.
According to new head coach Bill O’Brien, the team is considering drafting two quarterbacks in May.
The quote surfaced in a tweet from the Houston Texans official Twitter account:
O’Brien says he brought Fitzpatrick in to compete with Keenum and Yates, and will “draft a QB, maybe two.” #Texans
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) March 31, 2014
If the team selects Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel with the No. 1 overall pick, they would likely be the favorite to earn the starting gig, but much like Kirk Cousins’ role with the Washington Redskins, the second quarterback drafted could be waiting in the wings as trade bait or a potential challenger for the starting role down the line.