The Houston Texans have signed two quarterbacks as replacements for their injured starter Deshaun Watson, who is out for the season after tearing his ACL in Thursday’s practice. Kevin Patra of reported that the Texans signed quarterbacks T.J. Yates and Matt McGloin. According to Texans coach, Bill O'Brien, Yates will back up starter Tom Savage when they take on the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday. The Texans officially ended Watson’s outstanding season by placing him on injured reserve Friday. Both veterans join the Texans after Watson went down with a torn ACL in Thursday's practice.

Watson was placed on injured reserve Friday, officially ending his rookie season.

Yates played four of his six NFL seasons with the Texans, starting seven games for the organization. In his career, Yates has thrown for 1,534 yards and six touchdowns with eight interceptions. McGloin, who suited up for O'Brien at Penn State, played 13 games for the Oakland Raiders, with seven starts, throwing for 1,868 yards and 11 touchdowns with 11 interceptions. Both McGloin and Yates played poorly in the preseason with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Buffalo Bills, respectively.

Watson vows to return stronger

One day after tearing his ACL, Watson posted a message on his Twitter account, promising that he will return better than ever in 2018.

Watson vowed to continue to work diligently so that this team can one day bring a championship to Houston. “When I return, I will be better, stronger and more focused than ever before! Now the grind begins,” Watson added to his Twitter account. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Watson suffered the injury during Thursday’s practice, adding that the injury occurred during a normal read-option drill.

The injury ended Watson’s outstanding rookie season, where he completed 126 of 204 passes for 1,699 yards and 19 touchdowns, with eight interceptions, in six starts. He also ran for 269 yards and two touchdowns for the Texans (3-4).

Savage: It’s hard to replace Watson

Savage admitted that it will be a gargantuan task to replicate Watson’s success on the field this season.

“You can't really replace Deshaun Watson," Savage told James Palmer of NFL Network. Savage is not known for his mobility and agility, like the dynamic Watson. The 27-year-old Savage started the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he lasted just two quarters after completing just seven of his 13 passes for 62 yards and committing two fumbles.