The Houston Texans haven't had the greatest of pre-seasons, to say the very least.
The Texans lost their star receiver and greatest player ever in Andre Johnson to divisional rivals the Indianapolis Colts, as well as Pro-Bowl running back Arian Foster having to go under the knife for an operation that will keep him out for months.
And did they finally settle their quarterback saga that has kept them from reaching the playoffs? Well no, in fact, they don't actually know who their quarterback is going to be this year.
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This isn't the Texans being coy about who they will be playing, or making it seem like everyone has a chance, they really do not know who will be under center in their season opener.
The Texans head coach Bill O'Biren confirmed that on Monday when he said he’s not withholding information about his preference between Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett.
“I don’t know when that announcement will be made,” O’Brien said, according to a report from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle .
O'Brien would go on to add that the Texans coaching staff were going to take their time with a decision that is of utmost importance to the franchise.
“Everything that we do here, every decision we make, is in the best interest of the team. Certainly, we know that’s an important position. We know that the fans want to know. We know that you [media] want to know. We know that you guys are trying to do your jobs."
Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett and Tom Savage played well in the 23-10 preseason victory over San Francisco. They threw well when they returned to practice and Mallett was named the starting QB for the next pre-season matchup against the Broncos.
The former New England Patriots quarterback now has a chance to nail down his spot and impress the coaches against Denver. We'll have to wait and see if he takes it.