The Houston Texans have had a pretty rough season as they’ve attempted to make sense of their quarterback situation. Meanwhile, you can’t blame Tyrod Taylor for any lack of effort in trying to turn things around.

The 1-8 Texans didn’t come into Sunday with much hope against the Tennessee Titans (8-2). But that hasn’t stopped Taylor from proving why he’s the starting quarterback and worthy of more chances to do so in spite of recent injuries that have hampered him.

Midway through the second quarter, the Texans led the Titans 6-0 and were driving deep. On 2nd and goal from the 7-yard-line, Taylor took the snap and evaded multiple defenders, taking off towards the endzone. Two Titans defenders stood between him and a touchdown, so Taylor leaped into the air to evade both of them, scoring six points for the Texans.

The Texans lead the Titans in the second half and, if they can hold on, it will be a monumental upset, thanks in large part to Taylor’s effort. So far he’s 13-of-16 for 101 passing yards and the rushing score. He also has 23 yards on the ground.

Taylor probably isn’t the long-term answer for the Texans, who still need to sort out the Deshaun Watson situation. However, in spite of injuries, Taylor has proven himself worthy of a spot on an. NFL roster. So whether or not things play out well in Houston or he moves on elsewhere, expect to see Tyrod flying through the air for some time to come.

[Rivers McCown]

About Sean Keeley

Sean Keeley is the creator of the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and author of 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and many other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle.