Houston Texans signing former UH, Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen

Washington Football Team quarterback Kyle Allen (8) throwing the ball before the start of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (Patrick Semansky, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – The Houston Texans are signing former University of Houston and former Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen, KPRC 2 has confirmed.

Allen spent the last two seasons with the Washington Football Team, now called the Washington Commanders.

Screenshot of KPRC 2's Ari Alexander's tweet confirming the Houston Texans' intentions of signing Kyle Allen (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Last year, in the two games where he saw action, Allen completed 12-19 passes for a touchdown. Before his time in Washington, the quarterback was with the Carolina Panthers. In his most active season of 2019, Allen played in 13 games, starting 12. In that year, he threw for over 3300 yards, with 17 touchdown passes and 16 interceptions. He also rushed for two touchdowns in 2019.

Before all that, Allen was widely regarded by top recruiting sites as either the nation’s best or second-best high school quarterback in the Class of 2014. He started off at Texas A&M for two seasons, then transferred to the University of Houston, where he finished out before declaring early for the NFL Draft. In those three seasons, Allen combined for a total of 37 touchdown passes and 18 interceptions.

Now, it appears Allen will give the Texans a new backup option to Davis Mills, who just completed his rookie season in Houston, with Tyrod Taylor reportedly leaving for the New York Giants.

About the Author:

Born in Canada but raised in Houston, Howard joined KPRC 2 in 2021 after five years at ESPN. Before that, Howard was a reporter on Houston Rockets and Houston Astros game broadcasts. Among the events that Howard has covered on site: the NBA bubble and the Basketball Hall of Fame inductions for both Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. He's H-town proud!