With preseason football approaching very soon, the Houston Texans may have to reconsider which quarterback receives the majority of the snaps in August. Former Alabama star AJ McCarron was scheduled to see significant minutes in the preseason, but he recently suffered an injury that could keep him on the sidelines.
The Texans should be more than fine when it comes to the regular season. Deshaun Watson has proven himself as one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in football.
Nonetheless, the team most likely doesn’t want to play Watson much in the preseason in order to avoid injuries. McCarron was the ideal candidate to lead Houston’s offense, yet his status is now unclear.
According to Texans reporter John McClain, McCarron suffered a thumb injury on Tuesday during joint practice against the Packers.
The injury occurred on the follow-through from his pass attempt.
Houston might have to sign another quarterback for its depth chart as it heads into the preseason.
Texans backup QB A.J. McCarron suffered a thumb injury during Tuesday’s practice against Green Bay and could miss the preseason. He
appeared to injure his right thumb on his follow-through after throwing a pass. He left the field in pain. They’ll have to sign another QB.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) August 7, 2019
In the event that McCarron can’t play for the Texans in their preseason opener, Joe Webb could see more snaps under center.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport says the injury isn’t believed to be serious, though the Texans could have to bring in another quarterback.
This doesn’t seem major, but AJ McCarron will miss some time. https://t.co/kZtmCxXYPh
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 7, 2019
Houston faces Green Bay on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET from Lambeau Field.
As of right now, it doesn’t sound like McCarron will be ready for Week 1 of the preseason.