Today during Bill O’Brien’s press conference he was asked if he had considered Colin Kaepernick for the quarterback fix.
“We talk about the roster and what’s out there every day Rick and I,” O’Brien said. “Everybody gets discussed. Is that a problem? Don’t most teams do it like that?
Last week the Texans lost their starting quarterback DeShaun Watson to a season ending injury and added Tom Savage back to the starter spot. On Sunday Savage did not deliver a game winning performance with only 43 percent of passes completed (19 of 44). Savage played against the 31st ranked defense overall too.
It doesn’t mean the Texans are signing Kaepernick, but when you have two Super Bowl winners, one being Tony Dungy, they should consider it.
Yesterday after the Texans lost 20-14 to the Colts, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison discussed it on NBC’s “Football Night in America“. “Sign Colin Kaepernick,” Dungy said. “You don’t have good quarterback play. When you have a mobile quarterback, your offense looks different. There is a mobile quarterback out to get.”
Harrison gave his two-cents next saying that the Texans have to sign Kaepernick. “As a player, I would lose all respect for my coaches and my organization if there was a guy out there that actually started a Super Bowl that is better than the guy that we have,” Harrison said. “How do you have confidence in your coach? How can you trust what your coach is trying to sell, the system that he is trying to sell, when he is not doing everything in his power to win football games?”
Why would he be a good fit? Kaepernick has similar skill set to DeShaun Watson and he could run more on the offense.
The Texans are in third place, one game ahead of the Colts and two games from first place.
According to Pro Football Talk, the Texans haven’t contacted Kaepernick and it’s not known if they will… and it’s been since March 2017 since Colin Kaepernick opted out of his contract and went to free-agent status.