Brock Osweiler will start for the Houston Texans in Saturday's playoff game against the Oakland Raiders, head coach Bill O'Brien announced.
Osweiler - who was benched for Tom Savage during the Week 15 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars - came into the game in the second quarter of Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans after Savage exited with a concussion.
"We have a lot of confidence that he will go out and play well for us," O'Brien said of Osweiler. "He's been a pro. He's been studying like he's the starter. He hasn't changed at all. He's ready to go."
After leading the Texans to a 21-20 comeback defeat of the Jaguars, Savage got the start in a 12-10 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Savage will need to clear the NFL's concussion protocol before he can return to action.
Osweiler signed a four-year contract worth $72 million last offseason but has failed to live up to expectations.
The fifth-year quarterback has completed just 59 per cent of his passes for 2,957 yards in 15 games and his 16 interceptions are tied for fourth-most in the league. Only the New York Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick had a lower passer rating than Osweiler's 72.2 among regular starters.