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Keenum and Davis Mills are expected to compete for the backup job after Houston selected C.J. Stroud with the second-overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Either Keenum or Mills could be the Week 1 starter, but in the long-term, the position belongs to Stroud. Keenum was expected to help guide a young quarterback, when he signed a two-year deal during the offseason, and that role should remain the same in 2023.
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To sign two-year deal with Texans
Keenum agreed to terms Monday on a two-year contract with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
The 35-year-old Keenum played his college ball at Houston and is going back home to compete for a backup job with the Texans. There is still a lot to be sorted out at the quarterback spot in Houston, as the Texans are fully expected to use the No. 2 overall pick in next month's draft on a passer. Davis Mills also remains on the roster.
Plays little as No. 2 QB
Keenum completed just two of seven passes for eight yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in spot duty while appearing in two games during the 2022 season.
Keenum was almost tossed into the spotlight twice in 2022 -- once when Josh Allen suffered a fairly serious elbow injury in a Week 9 loss to the Jets and again when Allen took a big hit in the Bills' divisional-round loss to the Bengals. However, Allen played through a number of issues throughout the season and never missed a full game. Keenum is under contract for two more seasons, and with No. 3 quarterback Matt Barkley signing a reserve/future contract Monday, the Bills may be prepared to enter 2023 with the same quarterback room. Allen likely isn't going anywhere for years, but Keenum holds intrigue as a player who's one injury away from directing a high-powered offense.