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Texans Bench QB Brock Osweiler In Favor Of Tom Savage

The Houston Texans made the decision to bench QB Brock Osweiler and go with Tom Savage during the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.

The Texans are currently losing 13-0 on the road to a Jaguars team that enter today 2-11 while Houston is currently in leading the division, so this is clearly a major disappointment.

Osweiler hasn’t been good at all this season, and it’s now fair to wonder how long he’ll remain in Houston, despite signing a sizable contract last year.

Osweiler, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Broncos back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract before signing a four-year, $72 million contract that includes $37 million guaranteed with the Texans back in March.

The Texans will owe Osweiler base salaries of $16 million, $18 million and $13 million over the remainder of the agreement.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Osweiler as a post-June 1 cut would free up no available cap space while creating $19 million in dead money, so they may have to carry him for another year before officially parting ways.

Entering today’s game, Osweiler had thrown for 2,656 yards while completing 59.7 percent of his passes to go along with 14 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 34 quarterback out of 37 qualifying players.