Thanks to a strong showing in NFL training camp both physically and vocally, former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden appears to be the heavy favorite to be Deshaun Watson’s official insurance policy option with the Houston Texans this season.
Weeden isn’t vying for the starting job in Houston, nor was he expected to be with Watson returning to full health from an ACL tear. He’s doing exactly as expected by providing a steady impact on and off the field.
Here’s the Houston Chronicle on an update from his showing in training camp thus far.
Their faith in Weeden has been borne out throughout training camp as he’s made some impressive throws and provided a steady presence behind Watson. Weeden is a former Cleveland Browns first-round draft pick from Oklahoma State who’s thrown 31 career touchdowns with 30 interceptions.
“Weed is a good voice in the room,” Texans quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan said. “He has experience, he’s very helpful with Deshaun. He’s gone out, he’s done what we asked him. He can throw the ball well. [Houston Chron]
It’s probably to early to pencil Weeden in officially as Watson’s backup, but all signs point to him being QB2 for Week 1 over Joe Webb III and Stephen Morris, neither of whom have done much of anything in the NFL.
If Weeden continues to fill a vital role as a veteran presence and steady-handed backup, it seems Weeden is a shoo-in to make the 53-man roster come opening day.