The New York Jets are reportedly poised to trade with the Houston Texans for QB Ryan Fitzpatrick once the Texans sign a replacement quarterback via free agency.
While the Houston Texans appear poised to sign free agent Brian Hoyer at any time, the New York Jets are preparing to pick at what’s left on Houston’s depth chart as a result of that signing. It appears the teams will be set to make a swap that would send quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to the Jets in return for an undisclosed price once Hoyer signs and passes a physical with the Texans.
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Fitzpatrick would be brought in to offer legitimate veteran competition to what will be a third-year quarterback in Geno Smith. This isn’t a flashy trade by any means. While Ryan Fitzpatrick won’t ever be a dynamic starter in the NFL, he has steadily improved in areas of weakness, which primarily include his turnovers. He threw eight interceptions in 12 appearances last season, which is the fewest he’s thrown since the 2008 season when he threw nine in 13 appearances.
The Fitzpatrick trade and the Hoyer signing both signal what has been a dire market for quarterbacks for some time. Teams like the Jets and Texans can hardly count on finding a long-term answer at the position in free agency this year and only the Jets could realistically think about such for the draft.
That’s why each is doing whatever they can to find at least a short-term answer at the position. Brian Hoyer recently flew to Houston to get a physical examination. Once that’s complete, it’s expected he’ll sign with Houston and set events in place.
We’ll pass along details when they are released, but for now expect the Texans to add Hoyer and the Jets to add Fitzpatrick as a result. These may not be optimal solutions at the position, but beggars can’t be choosers when there are more NFL teams than quality quarterbacks available.
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