It’s trying more and more doubtless that the Houston Texans must depend on Case Keenum for a second straight week.
Texans beat author Aaron Wilson reported on Tuesday that beginning quarterback C.J. Stroud remains to be coping with concussion signs — together with gentle sensitivity — and is unlikely to be faraway from the concussion protocol in time for Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Cleveland Browns.
He isn’t but cleared to observe on Wednesday.
Stroud was injured late within the Texans’ loss to the New York Jets two weeks in the past and didn’t play in Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans.
Keenum, who moved forward of Davis Mills on the crew’s depth chart, received the beginning in opposition to the Titans and accomplished 23-of-36 passes for 229 yards, a landing and an interception within the Texans’ come-from-behind win.
Houston enters the week in a three-way tie for the highest spot within the AFC South with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts. After ending the 2022 season with the league’s second-worst file they’re one of many largest surprises within the NFL this season. The speedy improvement of Stroud is among the largest causes for Houston’s turnaround in 2023 as he has turn out to be the front-runner for the AP Offensive Rookie of the 12 months.
The Texans are coping with main accidents at offense, together with Stroud and high WR Tank Dell, however the protection has performed extraordinarily effectively and Keenum is a strong veteran that may play mistake-free soccer and win them some video games.
They’ll want Stroud again if they’re going to make the playoffs and make any kind of a run, however Keenum confirmed on Sunday that he can do what is required in a person sport.