Texans QB Savage ready for shot at starting job next season
Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage missed the entire year with a shoulder injury suffered during the preseason, but says he's ready to be factor for the team in 2016.
Houston's fourth-round pick in 2014, Savage told reporters Sunday he's healthy and intent on winning the starting job next season.
"They can draft 12 quarterbacks," Savage said. "I am going to be ready to go. I am definitely excited about competing and that still falls under the category of controlling what I can control. I am not up there. I don’t make those decisions, so all I can do is be ready to compete."
The Texans started four different quarterbacks during the 2015 season, including Brian Hoyer, who turned the ball over five times in the team's season-ending playoff loss to Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday.
Houston is likely to address the quarterback situation again this offseason, but Savage said he's looking forward to making his case for playing time.
"I am going to have an awesome opportunity this spring no matter what happens," Savage said. "And I am going to be ready to go."
Savage completed 10 of 19 passes for 127 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in his only extended action as a rookie in Houston's 17-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Dec. 14, 2014.