After losing QB Matt Schaub for the season, the attention was shifted to their backup quarterback Matt Leinart. Unfortunately for him his season only lasted a little over one quarter. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that ”all indications” suggest that Leinart is done for the season after breaking his collarbone during Sunday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“I think there is a pretty strong possibility that I won’t be coming back this season,” said Leinart following the game. “But we’ll see what the doctor says.”
Rookie QB T.J. Yates stepped in and did enough to pull out the game for Houston. As of now it appears that the Texans would prefer to keep Yates as their starter rather than bring in someone that they would have to get acclimated to their offensive system.
“It’s why we drafted him,” said offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, per ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky. “He’s a calm guy, he’s a smart guy and he knows what we do. We’ll see how it goes the next couple days, the next week. If that’s what we have, that’s what we’ll get done.”
Early speculation had the Texans considering Brett Favre but that rumor was shot down by Texans GM Rick Smith. “I don’t want to bring the circus to town,” when asked about the idea from SI.com’s Peter King.
Miami Dolphins QB Sage Rosenfels is currently on the teams reserve/non-football injury list and a report surfaced last night that suggested the Dolphins will cut Rosenfels and allow him to sign with the Texans. Rosenfels has played for the team in years past and even started a few games while Schaub was out so it probably makes the most sense.