When Tom Savage left last Sunday’s game with an injury that was soon reported to be a concussion, there was hope Savage would be able to play in the Texans’ first playoff game when he returned to take a knee at the end of the first half. At halftime, however, Savage was reevaluated and declared out for the remainder of the game. Once that happened and Savage was formally put into the league’s concussion protocol, his status for Saturday afternoon’s game against the Raiders was very much in doubt.
Bill O’Brien didn’t have much in the way of an update during his media session yesterday but promised more information would be coming today. O’Brien was true to his word and just declared who the Texans would start at QB on Saturday.
Bill O'Brien announces Brock Osweiler will start against Raiders— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 3, 2017
Tom Savage remains under concussion protocol, if he doesn't clear, it will be Brandon Weeden— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 3, 2017
As poorly as Osweiler played throughout most of his first season in Houston, at least he’s started a game in the NFL before, unlike the quarterback likely to be taking snaps for the Raiders this week. I suppose that’s an advantage for the Texans, right?