The Houston Texans quarterback situation at the moment is very much up in the air, but it took a step in the direction of some clarification on Thursday with the news that the team plans to sign veteran free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is signing with the #Texans, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2014
The team has yet to cut Matt Schaub, although they are expected to some time soon and this move could be a clear indication of their intentions.
Fitzpatrick, a nine-year veteran, spent last season with the Tennessee Titans after a stint with the Buffalo Bills, and was thrust into action following the injury to Jake Locker. In 11 games last season, Fitzpatrick finished with over 2,400 yards passing, but also 14 touchdowns to 12 interceptions.
As far as what his role will be in Houston, again that is up in the air and is one more task on the slate of new head coach Bill O’Brien. If the team takes a quarterback number one overall in the draft as some expect, then the vet will be thrown into a fierce quarterback battle.
Or, he could take the reins until the youngster is ready. We’ll have to see how this all plays out.