NFL rumors have quarterback Brandon Weeden being cut or traded by the Houston Texans with the arrival of Brock Osweiler this season. Osweiler will start in Houston and Weeden will battle Tom Savage as a backup or second quarterback in the Texans’ QB rotation.
According to sportrac.com, Weeden is one of the players on the Texans roster that is “on the bubble”.
“Brandon Weeden could easily be the backup for Osweiler this season, but if Tom Savage emerges, Houston might be better served to give him the role long term,” the article stated.
Weeden signed a two-year deal worth $4 million with the Texans before the season. The 32-year-old QB has lots of experience already playing for the Cleveland Browns from 2012 to 2013, Dallas Cowboys from 2014-2015 and the Texans in 2015.
In his fifth season in the league, Weeden is good as a backup QB although he has seen limited action the last two seasons. He played in just two games for the Texans last year registering 305 passing yards on 26 of 42 completions or 61.9% with three touchdowns and no interceptions.
Weeden was also the backup of Tony Romo at Dallas where he registered 738 passing yards on 71 of 98 completions or 72.4% with two touchdowns and two interceptions in 2014.
If given a bigger role, Weeden could produce the numbers and one of the likely destinations are the defending Super Bowl champions Denver Broncos.
The Broncos have three quarterbacks on their roster with Mark Sanchez, Trevor Sieman and Paxton Lynch. Denver acquired Sanchez in a trade and was hoping to make him the veteran starting QB, but he has disappointed so far in the off-season and training camp.
Siemian and Lynch are young quarterbacks and they may need Weeden’s experience if they let go of Sanchez. If the NFL rumors are true that Weeden and Sanchez are on their way out, the Broncos could try a trade for Weeden and add a veteran presence in their QB rotation.
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