The Houston Texans announced Thursday that they signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick was released by the Tennessee Titans one week ago. The free agent signed a two-year deal worth $7.5 million, of that $4 million is guaranteed.
Fitzpatrick, 31, is optimistic about the offensive possibilities in Houston. According to the Ultimate Texans Fitzpatrick said, “I met with coach O’Brien, and I like what he’s going to do with the offense and the direction (Texans) are going. He and I have similar views and beliefs about (offense).”
According to foxsports the Texans now have four quarterbacks on the roster Matt Schaub, T.J. Yates, Case Keenum, and now Fitzpatrick. This is fueling rumors that the Texans are looking to trade starting QB Schaub. Reportedly Oakland and Cleveland are interested in him.
This will be Fitzpatrick’s tenth season in the league, starting out with St. Louis in 2005. In his nine starts last season with the Titans he had 2,454 yards with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.