If you're not going to give him anything else, give PFF's Sam Monson this: The guy is consistent. Although the initial sticker shock of Brock Osweiler's new contract has dissipated for many observers, Monson continues to steadily beat the drum that the Texans' decision to sign Osweiler was a colossal mistake despite entirely rational arguments to the contrary.
Today, Monson ranked the quarterback situations for every NFL team. Once I saw who the author was, I immediately scrolled to the very bottom of the page and started reading in reverse. It didn't take me long to reach Monson's assessment of the Texans:
28. Houston Texans
Starter: Brock Osweiler
Backup: Tom Savage
Key stat: Osweiler’s career is only 642 snaps old, and he was just handed $37 million guaranteed.
Maybe Brock Osweiler justifies the faith the Texans have in him and hits heights this season that he hasn’t yet shown, and if that happens, Houston will be far better than this ranking, but at the moment, they are turning the keys over to a QB that has seven starts to his name and got benched for a QB that finished the year as PFF’s 32nd-ranked signal-caller. Under pressure, his passer rating dropped almost thirty points, and his completion percentage fell by 14.3 percent. Osweiler has physical talents, but he is almost entirely unproven, having been very average over his seven starts.
Frankly, if we weren't so hard up for content, I'd probably just let this go under the auspices of "been there, done that." Alas, it is July 11th, and we're still a couple of weeks away from training camp, so here we are. Share your thoughts on Monson's rankings below as you see fit.