Texans' O'Brien: I've said Savage is our starter, 'we'll see moving forward'
Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien has yet to decide who will be his starting quarterback, and the clock is ticking.
The Texans' next game is Thursday against the Cincinnati Bengals. O'Brien will need to determine whether to run out Tom Savage as he did Sunday, or go with rookie Deshaun Watson, who replaced Savage in the third quarter of the Texans' 29-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
"I've said Tom is our starter, and that's the way it's been. We'll see moving forward," O'Brien said at Monday's press conference.
Savage won the quarterback competition in the preseason but struggled in Week 1, going 7-of-13 for 62 yards and losing two fumbles before getting the hook.
Watson came in and completed 12 of his 23 passes for 102 yards. Though Savage has been in the league since 2014, Watson is the first of the two to record a touchdown pass, hitting DeAndre Hopkins for a 4-yard score in the third quarter.
Though he has yet to make an announcement, O'Brien said his quarterback decision won't be difficult, and that he'll do what's best for the team, according to Deepi Sidhu of HoustonTexans.com.