Case Keenum will start for the Houston Texans against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, as reported by

The young signal caller will take over after Matt Schaub was ruled out with the ankle injury and will be thrown straight to the wolves in form of the Chiefs' number-one ranked defence.

Keenum, who played at the University of Houston, entered the season as the number three quarterback after going undrafted in last season’s draft but will start over back up T.J Yates after Yates’ poor play against the St. Louis Rams.

The Texans appear to making the only move possible with all of the struggles of Schaub and Yates but throwing a rookie into action against a defence that just racked up ten sacks against Terrelle Pryor and the Oakland Raiders seems desperate to say the least.

Keenum was one of the most productive quarterbacks in college but was not drafted because his lack of size - 6"0' and 208 pounds – and arm strength that caused people to question whether he would have the ability to succeed at NFL level.

The Texans have the pieces around Keenu - namely Arian Foster and Andre Johnson - to allow the rookie to manage the game and not make mistakes, which is the only way the Texans now stand a chance against this undefeated Chiefs team.

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