The Houston Texans signed quarterback A.J. McCarron Tuesday to backup starter Deshaun Watson. At the NFL combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 28, general manager Brian Gaine outlined specifically what the club was looking for when it came to a backup for Watson. Originally, at the press conference at the Indiana Convention Center, a reporter asked Gaine if it was more important to have a backup signal caller with a similar skill set to Watson, or one that could help him out more in the classroom and with experience. “You want your cake and eat it too,” said Gaine. “Ideally, you want a fully-dimensional skill set.” McCarron is more of a drop-back passer. For his career, he has 17 carries for 29 yards.
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