Tom Savage
Tom Savage
28-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Detroit Lions
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Savage entered 2017 as the Texans' Week 1 starter at quarterback but quickly lost the job to rookie sensation Deshaun Watson. With just five career touchdowns compared to seven interceptions, the fifth-year pro signed with the Saints this offseason and is expected to back up future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Lions in April of 2019.
Headed to Detroit
QBDetroit Lions
April 10, 2019
Savage signed a contract with the Lions on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Savage spent time with the 49ers and Bengals in 2018, but he hasn't appeared in a game since losing in six of his seven starts for Houston the year prior. He'll compete with Connor Cook for the No. 2 quarterback job unless the Lions bring in a better option before training camp.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Tom Savage's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
230 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.97 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.36 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.33 sec
 
Vertical Jump
27.0 in
 
Broad Jump
105 in
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
31.63 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Savage heads into Week 1 as the Texans' starting quarterback, but he'll be looking over his shoulder at rookie Deshaun Watson, the team's first-round pick (12th overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft. Savage steps into a good situation with a productive running back and game-changing defense. Will he be able to generate more offense than he did during his brief opportunity last season? In two-plus starts, Savage led the Texans on just two touchdown drives in 2016. Given that he's thrown 92 passes during his NFL career, there's still a learning curve for the fourth-year pro out of Pitt who won't be asked to be much more than a game manager. Success will mean limiting mistakes.
Savage enters his third NFL season after missing all of 2015 with a shoulder injury. When he was drafted in 2014 (fourth round), Savage was viewed as a developmental project that could become the team's number one at some point, but he's had little game experience since. Now, with Brock Osweiler signed to a lucrative four-year deal in the offseason, the Pitt grad is looking to elevate to the team's backup, competing with Brandon Weeden. The Texans harbor postseason aspirations in 2016 and will want an experienced hand backing up Osweiler -- even if that hand is attached to the arm of Weeden, whose career TD-to-interception ratio is 31:30 -- so Savage is likely looking at a third-string role.
In lien to work as the Texans' No, 3 QB when he returns from a shoulder injury.
The Texans selected Savage in the 4th round of the draft, but just barely before the 5th round at 135th overall. He's not an overly impressive quarterback prospect, as his arm strength is his only constant. Questionable reads, inconsistent accuracy and poor pocket presence made Savage the underdog in the competition with Ryan Fitzpatrick and Case Keenum. Keenum was eventually released when the Texans added Ryan Mallett via trade from New England. Mallett is the presumed backup to Fitzpatrick while the team grooms Savage as the future at the position.
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Lands in Cincinnati
QBCincinnati Bengals
November 26, 2018
Savage was claimed off waivers by the Bengals on Monday.
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Let go again by 49ers
QBFree Agent
November 24, 2018
Savage was waived by the 49ers on Friday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Re-signs with San Francisco
QBSan Francisco 49ers
November 2, 2018
Savage signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Friday.
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Cut loose by San Francisco
QBFree Agent
November 1, 2018
The 49ers waived Savage on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Returns to San Francisco
QBSan Francisco 49ers
October 22, 2018
Savage re-signed with the 49ers on Monday, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
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