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Brian Hoyer is the favorite to become Houston Texans starting QB

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The Houston Texans have managed to fly under the radar in the build up to the 2015 NFL season. 

Bill O'Brien's side have undergone a fair bit of turnover from last season, with Andre Johnson and Ryan Fitzpatrick leaving for the Colts and Jets, and Vince Wilfork coming in to make the Texans defensive line looking like the best in the NFL.

The man story however is the Quarterback battle between Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett, and it was the former Cleveland Browns man who put on an impressive performance on the first day of minicamp.

Hoyer Impressing

The Texans moved practice inside their bubble because of a persistent rain, and - according to a report from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle - Hoyer took advantage of the ideal conditions to complete passes all over the field.

Hoyer and Mallett, who are competing for the starting job, have been splitting time with the first team, and Hoyer got to work with them of Day One. Mallett will be back with the first team Wednesday and Hoyer on Thursday – the last day of minicamp.

The head coach O'Brien won't be making his mind up anytime soon however, with both players getting ample opportunity to impress.

“I wouldn’t read too much into which players ran with ones and twos,” O’Brien said. “We feel very confident in both guys."

"The guy that makes the most consistent, correct decisions, consistently completes the ball to the right guy, and gets us into the right play, he will play. The most consistent guy."

During the 2014 season with the Cleveland Browns, Hoyer ended up throwing for 3,326 yards, 12 touchdowns and 13 interceptions as the Browns just missed out on making the playoffs out of the AFC North.


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