Texans expecting Tom Savage (concussion) to be out for season

Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage (concussion) is likely out for the season, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

What It Means:

Savage suffered a scary concussion in last week's loss. With only three games left and Houston no longer in the playoff hunt, there's no reason for Savage come back and risk further injury. T.J. Yates will finish out the year under center for the 4-9 Texans.

Albeit in a small sample size, Yates has 27 drop backs in 2017 for 0.09 Passing Net Expected Points (NEP) per drop back. Prior to his injury, Savage dropped back 244 times for -0.12 Passing NEP per drop back – the third-worst rate among 40 quarterbacks to drop back at least 100 times.