Backup Quarterback

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  1. Toro Bravo

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    As of the this posting, we have only 1 QB on the roster, DW4. Based on the injury history of Watson and our porous OL, the backup QB is extremely important as they will likely see considerable action. There is one FA QB I would like to see us consider behind Watson - Tyrod Taylor. His skill set is very similar to Watson and he has proven success. I wouldn't be too disappointed to see Fitzpatrick again either.

    www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001018613/article/2019-nfl-free-agency-free-agents-by-position

    It's interesting that 40% of the FA QB's have been on the Texans roster at some time.
     
  2. JB

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    More like 35% and only 29% under OB, but yeah. Doesn't make any of them good
     
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  4. JB

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    probably
     
  5. theCATALYST

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    I can't remember if I actually read this or heard it on the radio, but rumor has it the Texans are waiting for Jax very own Blake Bortles to be released and want to pick him up to be a backup to Watson.
     
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  7. theCATALYST

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    It is very possible.
     
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  8. steelbtexan

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    Yep

    He will sign for cheap
     
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    Nooooooooo, give that money to Taylor before handing it to Bortles. They should be commanding about the same type of money.....just a guess.
     
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  10. steelbtexan

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    Texans spending $$$$ in FA?

    I guess if a player wants to come here on the cheap it could happen.
     
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    Tyrod just signed with Chargers... Bortles would be a nice pickukp
     
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    I've mentioned Bortles before. As a backup, I'm actually A-OK with that. I wanted Taylor and out of remaining FA, I'd kick the tires on Fitzmagic and RGIII. But if Bortles is on the market, ya I'd be interested.

    Dude has a good arm, lots of mobility, and is both experienced and still young with at least some more room for growth. Ya I get it - he has his major issues and will never be a good starter - but it's a BACKUP you're looking for. By design, he's not going to be a starter level talent.
     
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    Bortles has flashed enough to get you through for a half or few games, so he is a better option than most back-up QBs for that reason alone.
     
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    Maybe the Texans certified QB Whisperer or Guru could help him become a Pro Bowl QB.
     
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    That's just a silly comment
     
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    Dang SteelB are we gonna have to hold your hand again for an entire football season beginning in the first few days of free agency ?
     
  17. steelbtexan

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    ?
     
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    made no sense to me either
     
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    Unfortunately I think this is going to be another I told you so season.
     
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    And you love that
     

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