Due to the season ending injury to rookie Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson during a practice drill on Thursday, the coaching staff of the Houston Texans are interested in giving a tryout to free agent quarterback Colin Kaepenick to join the team.
As of now the Texans have as their quarterbacks Tom Savage, T J Yates and Matt McCloin on their current roster with Savage the starter, Yates the second string quarterback and McCloin the third string quarterback who basic duty is to wear a baseball cap and carry a clipboard on the sideline.
Many football experts feel that the only way that Kaepernick will be signed to any National Football League roster would be if he can work with the offensive system or coach like Bill O’Brien who could work with the former San Francisco 49ers signal caller.
The Texans who are currently tied for last place in the American Football Conference (AFC) South Division cellar with the Indianapolis Colts with a record of three wins and five losses are currently on the outside looking in to make a playoff run at the halfway mark of the 2017 National Football League regular season.
Since O’Brien gets paid a salary to be the head coach of the Texans, his job to win football games to keep his job or else the Texans management will make a change of head coaches down the line if O’Brien cannot win football games to get the Texans into playoff or Super Bowl contention despite the injury to Watson.
It remains to be seen if the Texans decide to give Kaepernick a tryout to see if he can make a comeback in the league before the end of the current football season or decide to roll the dice with Savage as their starting quarterback for the remainder of the current football season.
Watson was having a fantastic rookie season this year before his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) to his right leg on a non contact play which will sideline him for the remainder of the current football season.