The Houston Texans might have put a lot of stock into quarterback Brock Osweiler when they signed him to a four-year, $72 million deal in March, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to find him a backup. That might be why they decided to bring in former Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld for a visit.
Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported that Sudfeld is set to visit the Texans on Wednesday. It would be just his second visit as he has previously met with the New Orleans Saints.
Sudfeld isn’t the biggest name among quarterbacks in the NFL Draft this year, but he has certainly proven that he could be a great player at the next level. He is mobile as heck and could be a huge piece for the Texans to train up to be their backup and then possibly ship him off later or to take over for Osweiler if he does not prove to be worth the money.
During his career at Indiana, Nate Sudfeld threw for 7,879 yards and 61 touchdowns against just 20 interceptions in four years. He also rushed for five touchdowns during the 2015 season, bringing his career total to eight.
Osweiler seems to be firmly in place as the team’s starter going into the 2016 season. However, they have had trouble at the position in recent years and bringing in a guy like Sudfeld in the fifth or sixth round could be a huge move for them to make.
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