Johnny Manziel: 5 NFL teams that would be good fit for former Texas A&M star

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2. Houston Texans

This is more due to the troubles the Houston Texans went through after DeShaun Watson’s injury than anything else. Tom Savage lasted one half as Watson’s bridge quarterback, and the former Clemson star and national champion set the NFL world on fire with rookie record after rookie record in his first several starts.

He went 3-3 (the team was 3-4 including the one half he played in Week 1) in six starts with gaudy numbers. Watson threw for 1,699 yards with 19 touchdowns, nine interceptions, completed 62 percent of his passes and had a 103 quarterback rating before getting hurt.

Extrapolate that over 16 games (using the 6.5 games he played) and you get approximately 4,182 yards, 46 touchdowns, and 22 interceptions for a 100.5 quarterback rating. That’s super star stuff.

The Texans went 1-8 down the stretch without Watson. It is clear the Texans have their guy, but they let Savage walk after extremely lackluster performances in his time with the team. Watson is coming off a major knee injury so the Texans will have to find stability in their backups.

The current backup is Taylor Heinicke, and I wouldn’t blame you if that’s the first time you’ve read his name. Manziel would have plenty of opportunity to win the backup job.