Bill O'Brien calls Tom Savage Texans starter, with Deshaun Watson No. 2

The Houston Texans traded up in this year’s draft to nab Clemson star quarterback Deshaun Watson in the first round, but they’re not ready to hand the rookie the reins of the offense just yet. During his Tuesday news conference, Texans head coach Bill O’Brien emphasized that Tom Savage is the team’s starting quarterback, with Watson as the backup. Savage starts: Texans coach Bill O’Brien (R) reiterated on Tuesday that Tom Savage (L) will be the team’s starting quarterback.