The team traded Matt Schaub to the Oakland Raiders and are unlikely to start the season with incumbents Case Keenum or T.J Yates. Most analysts believe that the Texans will select at least one quarterback, as confirmed by head coach Bill O'Brien recently, but now O'Brien has hinted that he may even select multiple passers.
Speaking at the league meetings last week, O'Brien said that he had acquired former Tennessee Titans quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick to compete with Yates and Keenum, he also told the team's official twitter account that he would: "draft a QB, maybe two."
In a deep draft such as this one, selecting more than one quarterback could be seen as a sensible move especially as none of the top-tier passers in the draft have been touted as sure-fire prospects.
O'Brien also spoke with Deepi Sidhu,a radio reporter for the Texans about what attributes he would like his starting quarterback to possess:
"O'Brien likes accuracy over a cannon of an arm for starting QB in NFL. Wants him to be hardest working guy on team. O'Brien says his system will allow QB to make decision at line of scrimmage. Will use "formation indicators" to help him make that decision." Sidhu tweeted today.
It's not clear at this stage which quarterback best fits that criteria, or even if O'Brien knows himself yet but it will certainly be interesting to see where the QBs fly off the board when the Texans are on the clock.