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Why even Quavo could start for the Houston Texans this week

Why even Quavo could start for the Houston Texans this week

The hook master of the year could’ve ended his 2017 starting in a game as an NFL quarterback. In 2010, this week’s starter for the Houston Texans Taylor Heinicke broke Quavious Marshall’s Gwinnett County record for most completed passes with only five more completions, as first reported by hip-hop connoisseur and sports anchor Ari Alexander. For clarification, yes, Marshall is Quavo from Migos.

Last week, Heinicke completed the only pass of his NFL career for 10 yards. The idea of one of the world’s most popular rappers actually playing quarterback in the NFL may seem like a laughing matter, but the reality is that the Texans have run through four quarterbacks this year. After leading Rookie of the Year candidate DeShaun Watson suffered an ACL injury, backups Tom Savage and T.J. Yates have performed poorly and also caught the injury bug.

After beginning the year 3-4, 3-3 with Watson as the starter, Houston was very much in the AFC Playoff Picture. The team went toe-to-toe with league royalty in the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, losing both games by only a field goal. Watson was obviously the team’s difference maker and his season-ending injury meant the team probably should’ve signed another capable quarterback. Colin Kaepernick has obviously, statistically speaking, been the best quarterback available to be picked up by any team this year. The Texans passed up on signing Kaepernick and have now been 1-7 since Watson’s injury.

Quavo embraced the challenge of being the new Texans quarterback on Instagram, but star receiver DeAndre Hopkins quickly turned his offer down because he’s never put on NFL pads, although Heinicke hasn’t been in a game until last week. Quavo has flaunted his athletic skills on social media before, posting a video of him launching a football hundreds of feet into a basketball hoop.

Ironically, Quavo has also recently released his collaboration project “Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho,” with Houston-based artist Travis Scott.

The Houston Texans’ last game of the season is at 1 p.m. ET against the Indianapolis Colts.

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