Everything is pointing toward the Texans getting their starting quarterback on the field this Sunday.
"Brian Hoyer has progressed well through the protocol," head coach Bill O'Brien said on Monday. "He's basically in the last phase of that evaluation so I'll know more on Wednesday."
Hoyer was concussed on December 13, when the Texans lost to the Patriots at NRG Stadium. T.J. Yates filled in for Hoyer in the second half of that one, and played the bulk of the first half the next week at
Indianapolis. But Yates tore an ACL against the Colts, and Brandon Weeden finished that contest and started in Sunday's win at Tennessee.
If Hoyer is okay, he'll play.
"He's in the last phase of the evaluation," O'Brien said. "So if he clears this last phase, then he'll start the game on Sunday."
Hoyer's completed 60.5 percent of his passes for 2,357 yards, with 18 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Weeden's thrown three touchdowns and zero interceptions, completing 61.9 percent of his passes for 305 yards.
"Brandon has done a really good job," O'Brien said. "He did. He did a good job in the Indy game and did a good job yesterday. But if Brian's healthy and cleared, he's our starter."
The Texans are off on Tuesday, and will return to the practice fields at the Houston Methodist Training Center on Wednesday. They host the Jaguars on Sunday at noon CT in NRG Stadium.
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