HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph spent his Wednesday evening at the Houston Methodist Training Center. He wasn’t guarding wide-receivers or going through drills, instead he was taking part in the Texans Play Safe Moms Clinic. Joseph was answering questions from football moms about safety, hydration, motivation and other topics.
Joseph, is among the team leaders and despite being on the other side of the football knows his leadership will be needed throughout the locker room as the Texans will once again have a new starting quarterback which could end up being fourth-year player Tom Savage who started two games at the end of the year for the struggling Brock Osweiler before he left the week 17 game against the Titans with a concussion.
The Texans missed out on adding Tony Romo due to his retirement and will likely go with Savage as their starter in 2017 barring any unforeseen free agent signing or trade. Joseph expressed full confidence in Savage’s ability to lead the team with the opportunity ahead.
“I think he won this team over we’d been with him for three years and we’ve seen him in practice and seen what he’s capable of,” Joseph said. “I think now given the opportunity is something that he’s looking for and he’s accepting the challenge that he’s capable of being a starter in this league and I think everyone in that locker room including the coaching staff all have his back.
Alex Del Barrio covers the Houston Texans for Sportsradio610.com and is the color commentator for the Houston Dynamo. He also hosts “ADB and Murph” with Matt Murphy which can be heard on Saturday afternoons 4-7 pm Follow Alex Del Barrio on Twitter: @alexdelbarrio