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Texans Bench Tom Savage In Favor Of Deshaun Watson After First Half

The Houston Texans have already benched QB Tom Savage after the first half of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars and will go with rookie QB Deshaun Watson to finish out the game.

Savage has looked terrible today and Texans HC Bill O’Brien is known for a quick trigger at quarterback, given that this is the fourth year in a row he’s benched a start, per John McClain.

It’s clear that Watson is the future of the franchise after the Texans traded up to get him in the first round of this year’s draft and it certainly can’t hurt at this point in the game to see what he do for their offensive, especially with the offensive line struggling to pass protect.

Savage’s day ends with him completing 7 of 13 pass attempts for 62 yards. He was sacked six times and lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. The offense also scored zero points in the first the two quarters.

Savage, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Texans back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $2.52 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $690,000 for the 2017 season.

In 2016, Savage appeared in three games and completed 63 percent of his passes for 461 yards to go along with no touchdowns or interceptions.