QB Tom Savage - Free Agent
|6-4, 228||Born: 4-26-1990||College: Pittsburgh||Drafted: Round 4, pick 135 (2014)|
2017 Week 1 vs JAX (7 / 13 / 62 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Tom Savage did not get much help today playing quarterback but part was his fault too. Holding onto the ball too long caused some unnecessary hits and sacks but he was 7 of 13 for 62 yards with two fumbles lost due to being hit from the blindside. Savage had some nice throws to C.J. Fiedororicz to the middle of the field for 15 yards to his big tight end. Also, Savage had a nice 3rd down throw to Stephen Anderson for 11 yards to extend an early drive. What made matters worse for Savage was no help from his receivers who had four drops behind him. Ryan Griffin dropped a pass after being hit, Bruce Ellington dropped an easy pass outside of the number but DeAndre Hopkins gave zero help. Hopkins dropped a crossing route that would have been a catch and run but the worst of them all came on a deep ball from Savage on the first drive that hit him right in the hands only to fall incomplete. No doubt Savage needs to speed up but he received little help from his supporting cast.
2017 Week 9 vs IND (19 / 44 / 219 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
It was Tom Savage's first start since week one and what was a high flying offense under Deshaun Watson was anything but that on Sunday with Savage running the offense. With slow reads and anticipation, he completed 19 of 44 passes on the game and at one point heading into the 4th quarter only completed 2 passes of 10 yards on nearly 20 attempts. He did get rolling late in the game when he hit DeAndre Hopkins on 34 yard touchdown strike on a go route. Savage had accuracy issues all game and was sailing passes out of bounds majority of the game. IT was not a good look for Savage and it is clear that the Texans might be looking in a different direction moving forward if they can find the right option.
2017 Week 10 vs LAR (18 / 36 / 221 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 0 / 0 rush)
It started strong for Tom Savage but quickly fell a part after 4 turnovers that doomed the Texans. Savage threw for 221 yards with a touchdown to Bruce Ellington on a 26 yard touchdown pass. Savage looked comfortable in the second quarter going 6 of 10 with the touchdown to Ellington and a pick late in the 1st half in the red zone. Savage then went backwards with a fumble on a blitz that was in his face and took the sack. He also fumbled early in the game after his guard was beat with no issues and he did not see them prior to the sack. Savage struggled to make a mark on the field only completing 18 of 36 and continually threw into coverage. There were only 2 interceptions on the day but it could have been 4 if the Rams would have hung onto the ball or not committed penalties. It will be interesting to see the route the Texans take moving forward with the quarterback position with two poor performances by Savage in a row.
2017 Week 11 vs ARI (22 / 32 / 230 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
It was a rough start for Tom Savage after leading the Texans to an early touchdown drive in the game. Savage was sacked and fumbled which was recovered by Arizona then soon after threw an interception that was tipped into the hands to Patrick Peterson. Before Savage struggled to gain his composure but then settled down and went to work completing over 70% of his passes in the second half. Savage made the biggest difference in his game completing 70% of his passed in the 10-19 yard range eating up yards. Minus the two turnover, Savage had a very efficient day throwing a touchdown pass to Lamar Miller for 7 yards and DeAndre Hopkins for 28 yards. He also made some play outside of the pocket that has not been seen from Savage. It was a good result and it is interesting to see if he can do it again.
2017 Week 12 vs BAL (22 / 37 / 252 / 0 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Turnovers continue to haunt Tom Savage and he added two more with costly interceptions to set up scores for the Ravens. Savage has turned the ball over 12 times in his 5 starts this season creating some issues for the offense. Savage shows at times he can move the ball with deep strokes and he hit DeAndre Hopkins with big gains on the night most notably the 39 yard strike to set up a field goal. Savage shows he understands what the Texans want to do on offense but struggles with consistency week to week over the past month of starts.
2017 Week 13 vs TEN (31 / 49 / 365 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Somehow Tom Savage put together his best career yardages passing day of his career throwing for 365 yards on the day. Savage was cruising when he had his full complement of skill players but when C.J. Fiedorowicz, Braxton Miller and Bruce Ellington all were lost, the offense was looking for any type of answers. Savage spread the ball around nine different receivers and really had no choice. His only two targets as the game wore on were DeAndre Hopkins and Stephen Anderson were the go to players. Anderson benefited the most from Savage who hit him for 4 yard touchdown pass on a broken play and then late in the game hit him with gains of 25 and 22 to keep the chains moving. Savage's biggest mistake came on ball he threw up to Hopkins where he was expecting him to stay outside but a late move inside allowed the defender to intercept the ball in the end zone. With a makeshift offensive line and banged up skill group, Tom Savage somehow was able to keep the Texans in the game.
2017 Week 14 vs SF (6 / 12 / 63 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Tom Savage started the game 5 of 5 and was moving the ball well for the Texans offense. Protection started to break down and then the hits started piling up and Savage started taking sacks. After that point Savage completed 1 of his next 11 passes before an ugly scene taking a hit in the end zone and having his head hit the ground hard. Coming back in for one series, Savage was checked on again and ruled him out shortly with a concussion. His status for next week is question due to his concussion situation and the quarterback position is once again in flux.
2016 Week 15 vs JAX (23 / 36 / 260 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 0 / 0 rush)
It continues to be a revolving door for the Texans quarterback position and this time Tom Savage saved the day. Savage came in and provided some life to a passing offense that looked like it had a pulse. Savage got DeAndre Hopkins involved and targeted him 14 times while completing 8 in his direction. Even better is that Savage was able to get Hopkins vertical and target him twice on 20+ downfield. He also hit Hopkins in the hands in the end zone only for Hopkins not being able to bring in after he hit the ground. Savage also went to work with Ryan Griffin and hit him for gains for 18 and 24 while getting him the ball with room to work. The precision of Savage throwing the football was the difference and spreading the ball to 7 receivers woke up a passing game that needed it in the worst way. Savage did have two passes almost picked off but overall his day was a positive for the Texans.
2016 Week 16 vs CIN (18 / 29 / 176 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 11 / 0 rush)
It was a tale of two halves for Tom Savage with his first half littered with 3-and-outs. Savage went 2 of 7 for 13 yards and it was filled with 3 sacks. Timing on his drops and some suspect pass protections, it was not a pretty sight for Savage. He had an early completion to Will Fuller for 6 yards but that is about as exciting it got for Savage. In the second half for Savage, the Texans opted to go no huddle and it naturally sped him up. Savage was much more under control and hit 16 of 22 attempts and allowed his receivers work. Savage had some drops around him specifically C.J. Fiedorowicz and DeAndre Hopkins. He had big throws and one went to Akeem Hunt for 33 yards on a simple rail route to beat an all out blitz. he worked underneath and only had five passes over 10+ yards. Fiedorowicz had key receptions for 14 and 12 and Savage tried to get Hopkins going on offense. Hopkins had a drop and two offensive pass interference calls and one wiped out a decent gain for Hopkins. Savage was not flashy but consistent late in the game for the offense and it proved to be a solid game that started slow.
2016 Week 17 vs TEN (5 / 8 / 25 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 1 / 0 rush)
It was not the best of days for Tom Savage with his day being littered with quarterback hits and one sack that he did not slide the protection over to pick up to cause a fumble recovered by the Titans in the end zone. Savage worked mainly underneath all game and worked into the second quarter. He was knocked out of the game on a 4th and 1 quarterback sneak where he ended up with a concussion. There were thoughts that Savage would return but that was not happening after never coming out from the locker room for the second half.
2014 Week 15 vs IND (10 / 19 / 127 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / -4 / 0 rush)
Savage, who came into the game in relief of the injured Ryan Fitzpatrick, looked just as reasonable people would expect him to look; like a day three, project rookie quarterback. Savage was overwhelmed and obviously nervous getting his first real NFL action, in fact left tackle Duane Brown said after the game he had to ask Savage to speak up because he couldn't hear the plays. Savage did show why so many were enamored with the journeyman college quarterback by completing two gorgeous deep balls on the sideline, one to Devier Posey and one to DeAndre Hopkins. Savage himself was injured late in the game when his knee was buckled by a Colts defender who went low trying to get the sack. Savage will get an MRI on Monday, and if he is unable to play, Thad Lewis or recently re-signed Case Keenum will get the nod against Baltimore.