Although the Houston Texans have four quarterbacks on their roster: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum, T.J. Yates and the newly-drafted Tom Savage out of Pittsburgh, the Texans were still rumored to be pursuing Ryan Mallett, the New England Patriots backup, who is set to become a free agent next season.
According to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, the Texans are no longer pursuing a trade for him.
Rumors, according to NFL.com’s Chris Wesserling and Ian Rappoport, were that the Texans were still trying to work out a deal to bring in the three-year backup to join their team.
The Texans quarterback situation is become messy. Fitzpatrick has not shown any promise to lead a team to a winning record, Keenum is still not ready and Yates is nothing more than a backup. Adding someone who’s learned from the Patriots system (see Matt Cassel) would have been a big win for the Texans.
Now, it remains to be seen who’s given the starting quarterback’s role down the road.