DeAndre Hopkins believes that Tom Savage has "earned" the role of No. 1 quarterback for the Houston Texans.

Bill O'Brien has said that Savage is the team's top option despite the drafting of Deshaun Watson last month.

"I like his leadership," Hopkins said of Savage. "From last year, when he wasn't playing on the field, he was still showing the guys, telling us what we should do, helping us out like he was the starting quarterback. Now that he's in that role, it's no surprise to anybody on this field that he deserves that role. He has earned it, not just from playing, but from the chemistry he has built in the locker room with everybody."