The Houston Texans decided not to take a quarterback with their No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, instead going with South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. The Texans didn’t address the quarterback position till Saturday, the final day of the draft, when they took Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage with the their lone fourth-round pick.
Less than a week after the draft the Texans have reached an agreement with Savage according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Texans reached agreement with fourth-round pick, former Pitt QB Tom Savage.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 15, 2014
Savage will likely play behind a veteran at quarterback like Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was signed in the offseason. It was one of the reasons the Texans signed Fitzpatrick, to mentor Savage.
“I think that was the plan all along,” Fitzpatrick said, via the Houston Chronicle. “The biggest thing I can do is to provide an example with my work ethic and how I approach the game – a lot of things I’ve been through, whether it’s been successes or mistakes, just sharing some of those experiences.
“A big thing for a quarterback is sharing some of the experiences you go through.
“My approach doesn’t change at all. I try to be the best player I can be, the best teammate, and trying to be an extension of coach (Bill) O’Brien and (quarterbacks) coach (George) Godsey on the field.”
The Texans are trying to set up Savage for success.
Tom Savage gets $2.52 mil over 4, including $300,584 signing bonus.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) May 15, 2014
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