Their need for a quarterback to replace Matt Schaub seems obvious, and according to Russ Lande of Sports on Earth, they’re “initially leaning” toward either Central Florida’s Blake Bortles or Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel.
The report cites some potential unease about new coach Bill O’Brien about all the off-field stuff that comes with Manziel, who would doubtless be a huge hit if he stayed in his home state.
It’s hard to imagine the Texans have ruled out Teddy Bridgewater (or any other quarterbacks), as it’s so early in the evaluation period.
Plus, the best way to drum up interest is to create the impression you’re looking at everyone, forcing someone who is desperate for a particular player to make a bold and costly move to get them.
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