Brian Hoyer to start first Texans preseason game

The Texans have a starting quarterback.

For now.

Brian Hoyer will officially start for the Texans Week 1 preseason game against the San Francisco. Head coach Bill O'Brien made no official announcement prior to kickoff.

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This year, the Texans headed into camp without a starting quarterback named for the first time in franchise history. However, Hoyer's start against the 49ers isn't necessarily an indication of any long-term plans at the position either, according to O'Brien.

"Regardless of who starts the game, both guys will play, all three guys will play in the game," O'Brien said Tuesday. "Do not read too much into who's starting that game. I'll tell you that."

Both Mallett and Hoyer have been competing for the starting job throughout OTAs and training camp. Second-year quarterback Tom Savage will also see playing time throughout the preseason. Before a final decision on the starter is made, Hoyer and Mallett should see equal playing time with the starters.

"I think we're trying to be very fair, I'll tell you that," O'Brien said. "I think we are. I believe that both guys understand that and both guys have had an equal amount of reps. We're looking for consistency regardless of who they're playing with, just overall consistency."

Kickoff for the Texans preseason opener against the 49ers is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT on ABC KTRK-13 and SportsRadio 610.

The Houston Texans roster in photos. (Updated 4/12/2021)

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