Before Texans QB Tom Savage is a Pro Bowler, he'll have to beat out Case Keenum.
A day after the rookie quarterback helped engineer a game-winning touchdown drive at Denver, his head coach offered up praise, with caution.
"Let's be real clear here now: he's got a long way to go," Bill O'Brien said. "We're not headed for Hawaii and the Pro Bowl now. We're talking about battling for the number two job."
With Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starter, Keenum has taken to bulk of the reps this preseason as the backup. But O'Brien said Sunday that Savage has "closed the gap" and made the competition much closer.
"I would say that Keenum's still two, but it's a good tight race between two really competitive guys," O'Brien said.