It a surprising move to say the least, the Houston Texans will be going with third-string quarterback Case Keenum this week as Matt Schaub is out with a foot injury:
In addition to this being Case Keenum’s 1st career start, it will also be 1st time he’s been active in a regular season game. #Texans
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) October 17, 2013
#Texans announce they Matt Schaub will not play this week and… Case Keenum will be the starter. Well then.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 17, 2013
HOU going with the youngster, Case Keenum, as starting QB. Not surprised. They’ve been high on him. Might as well see what you’ve got
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 17, 2013
The Texans were losing by 25 points to the St. Louis Rams this past week when Schaub left the game, having completed 15/21 passes for 186 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. Backup T.J. Yates finished the 38-13 loss for the Texans, but threw two interceptions and one of them was returned for a touchdown.
This apparently lead the team to skip over him and start Keenum instead.