Bill O'Brien has to 'evaluate everything' before making QB call

HOUSTON -- Texans coach Bill O'Brien said it is too early in the process to know whether Brock Osweiler will be the starting quarterback next season.

When asked about whether Osweiler would enter the offseason as the team's starting quarterback over backups Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden, O'Brien said that is not something he had evaluated yet.

"Before I talk about those types of things, I have to evaluate it myself," O'Brien said. "I've got to talk to our coaching staff, get their input, personnel people, get their input. So I wouldn't be a good head coach if I stood up here and said, this is what I'm planning to do. The game is less than 48 hours ago. We're going to evaluate everything."

Osweiler, who signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Texans in March, struggled in his first season in Houston. His inconsistent play eventually got him benched during a Week 15 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, and if it weren't for an injury to Savage, he might not have regained his starting spot for the playoffs.

In Saturday's 34-16 loss to the New England Patriots in the divisional round, Osweiler was 23-of-40 for 198 yards, with a touchdown and three interceptions.