Published on October 20th, 2013 | by The Fake Lantern0
Zach Boren Wins Texans Starting QB Job
HOUSTON, TX - Following the injury and struggles of quarterback Matt Schaub and perhaps in part due to the general state of doubt facing the team this season, the Houston Texans announced they had made a game time decision to start Zach Boren at quarterback against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The rookie, who re-signed with the Texans this morning just to make the start, played fullback and linebacker and even dabbled in teaching at Ohio State before signing with the Texans as a free agent at the beginning of the 2013 season. According to the do-it-all player, there is no question he will succeed at the position.
“I’ve never played quarterback, not even in like a pickup game or anything,” said Boren. “But I mean, all it takes is throwing things. I’ve thrown a quarterback* before, if that counts.”
As far as the decision goes, Texans owner Bob McNair is facing almost no controversy for the move, despite the active status of quarterback Case Keenum on the team’s roster.
“We know he can play the position, but Case is untested in the NFL,” said McNair. “On the other hand, we know Boren can effectively do 100% of the things he tries, and at a high level too. It’s hard to bet against those odds.”
*Editor’s note: while he said “quarterback,” Boren is most likely referring here to michigan wide receiver Devin Gardner.