The Texans have gone through three quarterbacks this season: Ryan Mallett tore his pectoral muscle, Ryan Fitzpatrick broke his leg, and rookie Tom Savage hurt his knee after replacing Fitzpatrick yesterday. Houston plans on starting either Thad Lewis or Case Keenum next week against the Ravens, but here's a better idea: Why not let J.J. Watt throw a few passes?
Listen, Bill O'Brien, you tried, but you're probably not making the playoffs. There are a few teams in front of your 7-7 team, and they have all the tiebreakers. On the bright side, you're not going to get fired. So, take this opportunity to give the fans what they want: a gigantic man throwing the football. Look how natural he looks in that photo!
We already know the Texans' offense will rely on the run with Arian Foster and a little bit of Alfred Blue, and we already know that Thad Lewis or Case Keenum will suck in their approximately 20 pass attempts. No one wants that. No one is paying to watch Thad Lewis or Case Keenum throw. Give us J.J. Watt. People will be glued to their TVs. RedZone would cut in every time he drops back. If you don't like it, you can go back to your boring, below-average options in Week 17. Whatever.
Do you need video evidence? Watch this clip of him tossing around the pigskin at the 2013 Pro Bowl:
See? He's fine. That's basically the distance for a dump-off, a screen, or a checkdown. You're already using him as a tight end; take the next step. Let's do this. J.J. Watt for quarterback.