A fifth-round draft pick out of North Carolina, T.J. Yates has had quite the rookie season. Yates started the season as the Houston Texans' third-string quarterback but led the team down the final stretch.
After Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart both went down with injuries, Yates stepped up. He played well in some games, and not so well in others.
Regardless of how well you think Yates has played, it's impossible not to admire his poise. Yates certainly never expected to be thrown into the starting job, and he's stepped up to the challenge.
But Yates' season is about to end, and here's why.