Jake Delhomme and Jeff Garcia Slated For Workouts

Patrick D. Starr

Late Monday night, Mark Berman and John McClain, both confirmed that the Houston Texans will be working out free agent quarterbacks Jake Delhomme and Jeff Garcia to replace the injured Matt Leinart.

Jake Delhome

Head Coach Gary Kubiak is determined to bring in a veteran presence to help new starter rookie T.J. Yates with the coming weeks. The Texans signed free agent Kellen Clemens to take the roster spot of the injured Matt Schaub, but with another injury to the quarterback group the Texans are looking for answers.

Jeff Garcia was brought in last week for workouts, but word got out he was not very impressive in his workouts. Garcia, now 41 years old, worked with quarterback coach Greg Knapp in San Francisco and appeared in three pro bowls as the 49ers starting quarterback. He seems to be the front-runner because of his relationship with Knapp and familiarity of the Texans offensive system.

Jeff Garcia

As for Jake Delhomme, he has been retired training horses in Louisiana, and is coming off some horrid seasons in Carolina and Cleveland. Troubled with arm issues, it is yet to be seen what he has left in the tank as a NFL quarterback. It is interesting to even see Delhomme being considered for this open spot on the Texans roster.

Look for the Texans to fill their roster spot by Tuesday morning or late afternoon. With slim pickings in the free agent quarterback market, the Texans are going to have to make a calculated risk and hope it pays off. The pay off, that T.J. Yates stays healthy and Texans fans don't see Kellen Clemens or the mystery quarterback taking any snaps in 2011.