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After weeks of offseason drama, the Houston Texans have finally involved themselves in a quarterback trade.
Of course, it wasn’t to trade Deshaun Watson or any of their rostered quarterbacks, but to acquire one.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Houston Texans traded for Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley.
The former North Carolina State product’s claim to fame is his Week 15 start against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football, leading the Bengals to an improbable 27-17 victory over their AFC North rivals, who were playoff bound Stitched Ryan Finley Jersey, eventually captured the division crown. Finley went 7-of-13 for 89 yards and a touchdown while rushing 10 times for 47 yards and a score.
On the Texans’ roster, they have Deshaun Watson and Tyrod Taylor. With Finley, Houston has their third quarterback, who would serve as the emergency QB on game day, if it ever came to that.
Houston Texans’ general manager Nick Caserio made a small, debatably insignificant, move by trading a sixth-round White Ryan Finley Jersey, selection to the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for their seventh-round selection and quarterback Ryan Finley.
Finley represents your prototypical backup quarterback in the NFL. He was a fourth-round pick after making one All-ACC team at NC State and has started only four career games during his two years in the league. Finley stands 6-4 and adds another component to offenses with his legs, having run a 4.7 40 time. Finley has collected three passing touchdowns, four interceptions, and 638 passing yards in his eight career games, four of which he has started.
Great physical metrics? Check. Quality college career? Check. Unspectacular and limited NFL resume? Check. This is the prime backup material NFL teams usually bring into camp to serve as either a second or a third quarterback.
Previously, Finley may have been most well known for helping orchestrate Cincinnati’s beautiful upset of Pittsburgh last season during Red Ryan Finley Jersey, the Steelers’ epic collapse following an 11-0 start to the season. The quarterback played the perfect “game manager’”role and made sure the team didn’t beat themselves. Checkdowns were made, a few deep balls were completed, and Finley baffled the Steelers’ defense with his feet.
Needless to say, Houston fans are not itching to watch the man who could not beat Brandon Allen for the starting job. Allen may remembered for absolutely torching the Texans’ defense in Week 14. However, that doesn’t really indicate he’s a high quality starter. In fact, Texans’ fans most likely aren’t eager to watch newly signed “true” backup Tyrod Taylor either.