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.
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.