The Houston Texans have added a fourth quarterback to their roster, John Beck. Beck was released during the NFL Draft after the team selected Baylor QB Robert Griffin III and then Michigan State QB Kirk Cousins. A career 67.6 rated passer, Beck is now joining his fourth NFL team.
Beck has spent time with the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens and most recently, the Washington Redskins. He has only appeared in nine career games and has thrown just three touchdowns against seven interceptions. He was the 40th overall player selected in 2007 by the Miami Dolphins.
This move now give the Texans four quarterbacks on their roster. Matt Schaub is entrenched as the team’s starter and he will be backed up by second-year QB T.J. Yates. Yates performed admirably last season for the Texans after Schaub and then Matt Leinart were lost for the season. Houston added undrafted free agent QB Case Keenum out of Houston at the conclusion of the draft.
Perhaps the Texans will keep Beck as the third quarterback and place Keenum on the practice squad for this season. Beck comes in with a knowledge of the style of offense the Texans employ.