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DALLAS (CBS Houston)- The Houston Texans have been looking for a back up quarterback all preseason. The debate has raged between T.J. Yates or Case Keenum and it has literally gone back and forth as the two QBs swapped out back up roles to starter Matt Schaub in the four preseason games. It looks like all three signal callers could be on the roster for the week one game in San Diego against the Chargers September 9th.
Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said there was a “dang good chance” all three QBs will be on the roster this season for Houston.
Keenum started the 24-6 win against the Cowboys and played the first half throwing for 128 yards and a touchdown. Yates followed in the second half throwing for 109 yards and one touchdown. Schaub did not see the field Thursday.
Kubiak did not elaborate who would officially sit behind Schaub on the depth chart. Keenum made a good case for himself setting a Texans preseason record for passing yards with 482 in the four games. Yates led all the quarterbacks this preseason with four touchdowns.
Quarterback is not the only position Kubiak and his coaches will have to make decisions on. The Texans will have to trim their roster from 75 to 53 by the 5pm (CT) deadline on August 31st.
Kubiak knows it will be a hard choice on who will make that final 53 saying that the 75 guys on the team now are all good enough to play in the NFL.
With the apparent decision to keep three QBs that takes a job away somewhere else.