Former Boston College signal caller Patrick Towles is getting a chance in the NFL according to sources:
Boston College QB Patrick Towles is headed to a rookie tryout with the Houston Texans, per source— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) April 30, 2017
Towles who finished his final season of eligibility at Chestnut Hill, amassed 1730 yards with 12 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. He capped off the season with a solid performance against Maryland throwing for 150 yards and two touchdowns, along with a touchdown catch. Before he came to Boston College he was the starting quarterback for the Kentucky Wildcats, before losing his job to another QB on the roster.
It’s unclear whether Towles will be trying out at quarterback, or at tight end a position he was open to switching to during the scouting process for the draft. Houston certainly has a need at QB with Tom Savage and Deshaun Watson lined up to be the starter and QB2 this season, but tight end depth is something the Texans may want to look at as well.
What does this mean in terms of making the roster? The odds are probably not all that great. But still, Towles still could make the roster going into camp, and from there it’s anyones guess.
Best of luck Patrick. We’ll be rooting for you. #soar