Tom Savage
Tom Savage
28-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
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
$Released by the Saints in September of 2018.
Pushed out of NOLA
QBFree Agent
September 2, 2018
The Saints released Savage on Saturday, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
ANALYSIS
This move had been expected since the Saints traded for Teddy Bridgewater. They also kept Taysom Hill on the roster, so they have no room for Savage. The fifth-year pro has starter experience with eight games last year, completing 125 of 223 passes for 1,412 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. It's not a flashy resume, but he could still be a formidable backup.
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Depth Chart Status
Tom Savage is not listed on the Free Agent depth Chart.
Snap Counts
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
146
0
2017
421
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Measurables Overview

(Compared to other QBs)

Height:   6' 4"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   230 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.97 sec
POOR
Shuttle Time:   4.36 sec
AVERAGE
Cone Drill:   7.33 sec
POOR
Arm Length:   31.63 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.63 in
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Vertical Jump:   27 in
POOR
Broad Jump:   105 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   0 reps
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Free Agent Team Injury Report
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Out
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Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
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.
More Fantasy News
Days with New Orleans numbered
QBNew Orleans Saints
August 29, 2018
Savage is likely on the wrong side of the roster bubble after the Saints acquired quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the Jets on Wednesday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Returns to practice following Friday's absence
QBNew Orleans Saints
Undisclosed
July 28, 2018
Savage (undisclosed) returned to practice Saturday, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.
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Exits practice early
QBNew Orleans Saints
July 26, 2018
Savage left Thursday's practice early with an undisclosed injury, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Finds home in New Orleans
QBNew Orleans Saints
Concussion
March 14, 2018
The Saints and Savage agreed to a one-year contract Wednesday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
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Cuts weight in offseason
QBHouston Texans
Concussion
March 5, 2018
Savage (concussion) posted last week on his personal Twitter account that he's shed 17 pounds during the offseason.
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