James Williams

Could Collin Klein Be The Future?

Created on May. 13, 2013 4:54 PM EST

The Houston Texans continue to invest in the future with the signing of undrafted free agent quarterback Collin Klein. While Matt Schaub might be the franchise quarterback in Houston, adding some competition and depth to the mix can't hurt when it's a player of Kleins character. 

Klein played four seasons at Kansas State University and made a name for himself at the national level on the Heisman Trophy watch list.

Known as a quarterback with rushing ability, Klein is still considered a quarterback that  get the job done passing the ball for an offense in the NFL.

During his 48 games played at KSU, he threw for 4,724 yards with 30 touchdowns. However, he also had 15 interceptions. He also rushed for 56 total touchdowns across his college career.

If he makes the roster it will be interesting to see where he lands on the depth chart, whether it's the third spot or just on the practice squad. With the consistent starting quarterback in Schaub and TJ. Yates as the backup, Klein can't expect to play much, if at all. If all goes right for the Texans, the only playing time he'll get this year will be in the preseason.

The Texans do know from experience that it never hurts to have depth at the quarterback position.

They entered the playoffs with T.J. Yates as the starter after Schaub injured his right foot in Week 10. That injury kept him out for the rest of the season and the playoffs, ruining their chances at a Super Bowl run.

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