It was down to Jeff Garcia and Jake Delhomme and the Houston Texans decided to go with the player that has seen game action in the last two years. The Texans plan on having Delhomme help rookie QB T.J. Yates rather than take over as the starter.
“Jake is fired up and ready to go and will do everything he can to support T.J.,” said Rick Smith, Delhomme’s agent.
“Some coaches I talked to spoke real highly of Jake,” said Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. “They think he’ll fit in perfectly with what we were looking for. I think he’s a good fit with T.J.”
Delhomme has been a mentor before so the idea makes sense from that aspect. If Houston has to rely on him at some point in the season it could get pretty bad given his most performance.
Gary Kubiak has already mentioned that “it’s T.J.’s job,” so there’s little question as to who will be starting for the Texans in the near future. The problem for Houston is that they have to win as many games as they can down the stretch because they’re in position to possibly secure home field advantage if they do so. If they end up collapsing they could miss the playoffs altogether so you could see a change if soon Yates really struggles in the next few weeks.