The Houston Texans have signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is signing with the #Texans, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2014
It appears as if it will be a two-year pact.
Texans have signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a two-year contract, per @Edwerderespn.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 20, 2014
Marc Berman of MyFox26 was the first to report Fitzpatrick visiting the team.
UPDATE: John McClain (Houston Chronicle) says it’s a 2-year, $7.5 million deal with $4 million guaranteed.
Fitzpatrick, 31, was released from the Tennessee Titans less than a week ago. He played in 11 games last season for the Titans, finishing with 2,454 passing yards and a 14/12 – TD/INT ratio. The veteran QB tied his career-high by completing 62% of his passes and he also added three scores on the ground.
With Fitzpatrick signed, expect something to happen with Matt Schaub soon. The Oakland Raiders reportedly would like Schaub to quarterback their team, but he has yet to be released from the Texans.
The Texans could also look into dealing T.J. Yates. Yates may have some value in this league after taking over for Schaub in 2011 and “leading” the team to their first playoff win in franchise history. Last season, Texans coaches preferred Keenum over Yates when choosing their starting QB on a week-to-week basis. If that thought remains the same, others around the league may be willing to give the 26-year old a chance. The Texans should be able to fetch a late round pick in a trade for Yates.
Fitzpatrick won’t likely start week one, but crazier things have happened at
Reliant Stadium NRG Stadium.
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