In wake of former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron’s thumb injury, the Houston Texans signed ex-Ole Miss signal caller Jordan Ta’amu.

McCarron is the Texans backup quarterback, and he may miss the entire preseason with his injury.

Ta’amu attended the Texans rookie minicamp on a tryout basis in May. Ta’amu also attended the Oakland Raiders mini-camp this off-season. Neither franchise offered him a contract at that time. However, once McCarron suffered the injury, the Texans were quick to make the call.

During 2018, Ta’amu threw for over 3,900 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also rushed for six scores. Prior to attending Ole Miss, Ta’amu attended New Mexico Military Academy where he threw for over 3,000 yards and 32 touchdowns his sophomore season.

Leading up to the NFL Draft, Ta’amu trained at the Mastrole Quarterback Academy in Florida.