The Houston Texans are set to make a change at the starting quarterback spot just after a week of the 2015 NFL regular season. Ryan Mallett is set to replace Brian Hoyer, who was signed by the team in the recent offseason.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported the Texans’ move for Week 2 when they face the Carolina Panthers.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2015
The 27-year-old Mallett is in his fifth NFL season, but has only played a total of eight games in his career, four with the New England Patriots in 2012 and four the past two seasons with Houston. Mallet was acquired by the Texans in a trade with the Patriots last August for a conditional sixth round or seven round pick.
Mallett had 98 passing yards on 8 of 13 completions with one touchdown in the Texans’ 27-20 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs in their opening game this season. Meanwhile, the 29-year-old Hoyer started the game for Houston and finished with 236 passing yards on 18 of 34 passes with one touchdown and an interception.
Hoyer was booed the entire game by the home crowd, who chanted Mallett’s name during the loss to the Panthers.
Hoyer was a starter for 16 games for the Cleveland Browns in 2013 and 2014, and was signed to a two-year deal worth $10.5 million by the Texans last March.