Originally Posted by Hervoyel
I'd say that if Keenum plays six more games, and shows improvement in those six games then we go to the offseason and the Texans either do or don't draft a QB.
So mini-camps happen and Case and "Somebody" are splitting reps. Case enters camp the incumbent starter and the competition is on. At that point you've given Case Keenum a two year head start, two preseasons, and about 10 games of live NFL football.
If a rookie QB can come in and push him out of the way on merit alone and not because he's a 1st round draft pick then so be it. If they just hand the spot to a young guy who doesn't earn it, well this the Texans after all. It could happen.
But if Case gets all that preparation and still can't hold off a first-round rookie then he's probably not the guy anyway. If he does and they give the position to someone else anyway then he should seek a trade. there are too many QB poor teams in this league for him to be sitting on the bench behind a guy with a good draft pedigree who he otherwise just beat out of the job.
I only bring up the scenario b/c Case didn't clearly separate himself from TJ this preseason. And if anything like that were to happen this offseason with a draft pick or veteran that we brought in, we'd basically be back to where we are now the minute Case doesn't play well for a stretch of games. In addition to this, you have to figure whomever the new coach is will be itching to get his draft pick in.
This is the position i foresaw Case being put in...He has to knock it out the park..he can't just slap singles and doubles.