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After starting a myriad of quarterbacks last season including Brian Hoyer, T.J. Yates, Brandon Weeden and Ryan Mallett, the Houston Texans are going to seek an upgrade at the quarterback position this offseason, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
"We need to have reliable play at quarterback," owner Bob McNair said. "We don't need a superstar there, but it needs to be reliable play that won't take anything away from us."
This is an obvious move that needs to be made.
Whether it be from free agency, via trade or the draft, the Texans undoubtedly need a more consistent quarterback if they want to sniff a Super Bowl run.
While Hoyer did have three games in which he threw for three touchdowns, he had more than his fair share of poor performances with three games of 50 percent or less completion percentage.
Hoyer is a backup/spot start quarterback, plain and simple—he cannot lead a Super Bowl run.
Most teams would love the luxury of having Hoyer as a backup.
Many quarterbacks come to mind in the NFL: Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III, Sam Bradford, Colin Kaepernick, Brock Osweiler and maybe a potential Ryan Fitzpatrick reunion. In the college ranks, the Texans could set their sights on North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz in the upcoming draft.
The Texans will have several options (probably more than I mentioned) this offseason, but finding one that can lead them to glory may be quite the tall task.