Houston Texans sign quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick

By Laura Hundemer,

The Houston Texans announced Thursday that they signed veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was released by the Tennessee Titans a week ago.

The free agent signed a two-year deal worth $7.5 million, with $4 million guaranteed.

Fitzpatrick, 31, is optimistic about the offensive possibilities in Houston. According to the Houston Chronicle, 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).”

Fox Sports reports that 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. Oakland and Cleveland are reportedly interested in him.

This will be Fitzpatrick’s tenth season in the league, as he started out with the St. Louis Rams in 2005. In his nine starts last season with the Titans, he had 2,454 yards with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

photo: By Ed Yourdon [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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