Houston Texans Sign Quarterback Thad Lewis

Can the Houston Texans experience any more problems at the quarterback situation? First, Fitzpatrick didn't live up to expectations. Next, they go to Mallett who looked impressive, but then is lost for the season due to a torn pectoral muscle?!? What else can possibly happen? Well, the Houston Texans signed costless agent quarterback, Thad Lewis.

Following Mallett's season-ending injury, the Houston Texans were practically in panic mode. Ryan Fitzpatrick is favored to start again, but that might not be the case. Did the Texans sign Thad Lewis to actually start? Or is he just going to be a benchwarmer? Remember, the Houston Texans drafted Tom Savage in the fourth round in this year's draft, but have showed no signs of giving him a shot yet. So, who exactly is Thad Lewis?

Thad Lewis is a 27-year old undrafted quarterback out of Duke University. He has played for the St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns, and Buffalo Bills. He has been mainly a backup, but has shown signs of potential. One factor that really stands out, was that head coach Bill O'Brien was the offensive coordinator while Thad Lewis was quarterback for the Duke Blue Devils. Lewis seemed to have had a decent college career, but that doesn't always mean that he will have success in the NFL. So far, he has barely had the chance to prove what he's got. Perhaps he will get will get a chance to show what he has to offer with the Texans?

Yours truly does not see Thad Lewis doing anything with the Houston Texans, other than sitting on the sidelines. Although Ryan Fitzpatrick hasn't been great, he still seems to be the best option. If for some reason, Fitzpatrick continues to disappoint, expect some noise being made by the Texans to consider re-evaluating the quarterback position.