I believe John McClain had it first:
The Texans are bringing back Case Keenum to replace the injured Ryan Fitzpatrick. Keenum, waived Aug. 30, was on St. Louis' practice squad.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) December 15, 2014
Keenum started 8 games in 2013 and threw for 1,760 yards. He had 9 TDs, 6 INTs and a 78.2 rating. He was waived when they traded for Mallett— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) December 15, 2014
Keenum spent the offseason working with coach Bill O'Brien and QB coach George Godsey, so he knows a lot about the system.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) December 15, 2014
Keenum will join Thad Lewis and perhaps another QB on the roster if Tom Savage's knee injury is as serious as some believe it is.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) December 15, 2014
Hyperbole aside, this is a logical move. Before he was waived at the end of training camp, Keenum was exposed to Bill O'Brien's offense throughout the past offseason and, say what you will about Keenum's shortcomings as a QB in the NFL, there aren't any better options out there after Week 15 of the regular season.
With the very real possibility that today's MRI could end Tom Savage's season, the Texans may well have gone from a QB depth chart of Ryan Mallett-Ryan Fitzpatrick-Tom Savage to Thad Lewis-Case Keenum--QB To Be Named Later in a matter of three weeks. Amazing.
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