Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins endorsed veteran Tom Savage to be the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans in 2017 according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.
For what it’s worth, Savage was listed as the No.1 QB on the Texans’ first unofficial depth chart released Friday.
That said, the Texans likely did not move up in the draft to select DeShaun Watson of the National Champion Clemson Tigers only to let him sit on the bench behind Savage for long. And both coaches and the media have raved about Watson throughout the summer. His pedigree alone gives him a leg up over Savage, who was originally a fourth-round pick by the Texans out of Pittsburgh in 2014 and was underwhelming in the three games he saw action in in 2016.
Hopkins has faith that Savage can get the job done. . “If anybody should be a judge of quarterbacks, I’ve played with the most quarterbacks in NFL history throughout my first four years,” said Hopkins. “So I put the stamp on Savage, and I think that’s all that needs to be said about that.” Having the team’s clearcut No.1 wideout in your corner is certainly a bonus but we are still skeptical that Savage will claim the starting gig over the talented Watson.