Per the report, the Texans are interested in perhaps starting Keenum beyond Sunday's game in Kansas City, even if incumbent starter Matt Schaub is healed enough to play. The undrafted quarterback has the confidence of his team and head coach Gary Kubiak, who apparently would have turned to Keenum over backup T.J. Yates if Schaub had been benched instead of injured.
Texans QB coach Karl Dorrell backs up the assessment that this game could lead to something bigger:
Talked to #Texans QB coach Karl Dorrell about Case Keenum. Today will "will shed light about where do you go beyond this point." An audition— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 20, 2013
Keenum left the University of Houston with NCAA records in total passing yards and touchdowns, yet went undrafted due to concerns with his size, mobility and arm strength. That said, the young quarterback is purportedly seen as a natural leader in the huddle and makes smart and quick decisions with the ball, a strength he'll have to rely on Sunday at Arrrowhead Stadium.