Quarterback Ryan Mallett had his chance to start a game for the Texans on Saturday, but his performance was less than impressive.
Mallett was 5-of-7 for 23 yards during his two series of work and was soon replaced by Brian Hoyer. However, neither quarterback put any points on the board. After the game, coach Bill O’Brien wasn’t prepared to make announcements about who would be starting the third preseason game or the regular season.
“Probably be tough to do,” O’Brien said. “I do think it’s very even, and that says a lot about both guys. Was it great? I thought the whole offense was really subpar. I don’t think it was any one guy’s fault. I’d say it starts with me.”
According to O’Brien, the team is not rushed to make a decision about who will start at quarterback, although it will be telling if someone gets an obvious majority of playing time against the Saints next week.