The Houston Texans hosted former UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley before the NFL draft takes place.
The Houston Texans currently have three quarterbacks on their roster including Ryan Mallett, Brian Hoyer, and Tom Savage. Could there possibly be room for one more before training camp gets underway?
As Rapoport so explicitly put it in his tweet above, it is a “bit unexpected” that the Texans would entertain the idea of adding another quarterback. But I guess their organization doesn’t see too bright of a future for any of the three quarterbacks they currently have on their roster. Ryan Mallet only played three games last year and consistently under-preformed (54.7 completion percentage, 2 touchdowns, 2 interceptions last year).
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Perhaps an easy solution to the Ryan Mallett problem was signing unrestricted free agency, Brian Hoyer in early March. Hoyer played decent in his two year stint with Cleveland (3,326 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2014). But apparently not good enough for the Texans to put all their eggs in one basket when it comes to a franchise quarterback.
Brett Hundley could be a the right fit, long term, for the Texans too. Hundley did throw for almost 10,000 yards at UCLA in his three year career. He also led the Bruins to an Alamo bowl victory last year over Kansas State.
The potential for Hundley as an NFL quarterback does look bright. His 6 foot 3 inch frame and fluid throwing motion certainly stand up to other successful professional quarterbacks. He also has an absolute cannon, but doesn’t feel the need to force throws. Starting his career in an organization like Houston could work in his favor. The Texans just signed wide receivers Nate Washington and Cecil Shorts III to give their starting QB some weapons offensively. Additionally, Matt Schaub after spending the first three years of his career with the Falcons, found his first real success as a starting quarterback in Houston.
Even though the Texans already have some viable options at quarterback, potentially drafting Brett Hundley could prove to be beneficial for both parties involved. It could give the Texans a new franchise quarterback. As well as setting up Hundley for some early success as a rookie in the NFL.
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