Originally written on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 11/17/14

BEREA, OH - AUGUST 04: Jake Delhomme of the Cleveland Browns gets ready to throw a pass during training camp at the Cleveland Browns Training and Administrative Complex on August 4, 2010 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
In an ideal world newly signed Texans quarterback Jake Delhomme won't play a down for the team while rookie T.J. Yates guides the club to a Super Bowl victory. Since the world is hardly perfect, the chances of both happening are small. But if and when Delhomme does get into action it won't be like he has never played in a big spot before. He has played ten years in the NFL. He guided the Carolina Panthers into Super Bowl XXXVIII (36). While approaching 37 years old, he has only been out of the league since 2010 when he served as a backup to a young Colt McCoy in Cleveland. So, he also has the experience of helping mentor a young quarterback. Delhomme fits the qualifications for a veteran backup to a "T". However, besides his heroics during his starting days in Carolina and Super Bowl appearance, he has a game on his record even bigger than appearing in a Super Bowl. He once led his college team to a huge upset victory over the 25th ranked Texas A&M Aggies. T...
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