Texans coach: Tony Romo is a ‘heck of a quarterback’

The Houston Texans — loaded at several positions, but not quarterback — have been mentioned as a possible destination for Tony Romo. Coach Bill O’Brien can’t say much about it.

“He’s a heck of a quarterback,” O’Brien said Tuesday. “That’s all I can say about that.”

With Romo still under contract to the Dallas Cowboys, O’Brien can’t get more specific.

The Texans have been unsettled at the position for years. Houston thought it had a keeper in Brock Osweiler, but shipped him to Cleveland one year after signing him to a four-year $72 million contract, $37 million guaranteed.

“Obviously we haven’t had stability there,” O’Brien said. “That hasn’t been any one person’s fault. I think that’s just kind of the way it has happened over the three years that I’ve been here.”

O’Brien doesn’t think rookie quarterbacks are ready to play right away, so don’t expect Houston to draft a starter.

“We’re excited about the two guys we have coming back,” he said of Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden.