Texans: Mallett Tapped As Starter Saturday Vs. Broncos


And there you have it…

The Houston Texans first preseason game is now in the books officially kicking things into high gear for the team.

The preseason luckily allows the vets to tune up their craft, gives long shots a great opportunity to work hard to make the team and allows rookies to play the role of understudy as they learn intricacies of the game.

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It’s a melodrama because you never know what’s going to happen next our who’s going to leapfrog who to get that coveted roster spot to fulfill their lifelong dream.

I’m really thrilled that the Texans are featured on HBO’s quite-popular documentary series Hard Knocks.

Let me tell you, I’ve enjoyed watching my team on there because it helps us see some personality to men that we see every Sunday on the field.

I can’t wait until next week’s episode!

Any way, there’s a guy that’s been hungry in terms of winning a starting job as well — could he be edging closer?

Just who is “he?”

I’m talking about none other than Ryan Mallett.

Mallett has been tapped as the starter for next Saturday’s preseason contest against the Denver Broncos.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter was among the first to report this tibit:

This news doesn’t come too surprising as Bill O’Brien is trying to get a feel of where each quarterback is in terms of preparation for the season.

But this indicates that he has plenty of faith in what Mallett can do if called upon.

Mallett went 10-for-11 for 90 yards with no touchdowns/picks in last night’s 23-10 preseason win over the San Francisco 49ers.

I really like Mallett and I hope that he can win that starting job because he possess something different and he has that “it” factor!

He just hasn’t had an opportunity to show it just yet and now it’s his time to shine.

As you know, Mallett’s primary competition is Brian Hoyer, whom was rescued in the off season from the Cleveland Browns where he had some quality starts through 13 games.

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Tom Savage is in the fray as well as he continues to prove that he was worth every bit of the value of being selected in the 4th-round of the NFL draft.

Important note: Last night’s performance by our quarterbacks was the first time in franchise history three quarterbacks had a rating over a 100 in a preseason game. Hoyer led all quarterbacks with 135.4, Savage followed with a 102.4 and Mallett trailed closely with 100.8 rating.

Mallett, 27, went 41-for-75, passed for 400 yards with two touchdowns to two interceptions in 2014 appearing in three games (two starts) before having his season cut short with a pectoral injury in 2014.

The time is now Ryan! Show them what the Texas Hammer can do!

Go Texans!

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