Ryan Fitzpatrick | QB | Houston Texans
Posted: 2/10/2015 5:18pm et
Houston Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick could draw interest from the New York Jets this offseason if he becomes available, according to a source.
Huddle Up: With Michael Vick a free agent, the Jets are in need of a veteran backup who will push and challenge Geno Smith and Fitzpatrick -- who would be playing for his sixth team -- is a journeyman who would loosely fill the bill if the Texans decide to go in another direction.
Posted: 2/6/2015 1:39pm et
Houston Texans QBs Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Mallett and Case Keenum will all be evaluated by the coaching staff this offseason, but head coach Bill O'Brien said the team is keeping their options open at the position. 'We'll make the right decision and it will probably be a competition,' O'Brien said. 'It will be something where guys come in and compete and have to win the job and that's the way it should be and that's what we're looking to do.'
Huddle Up: The first order of business for the Texans will be making a decision on Mallett, who will become a free agent in March. Mallett was acquired last August for a late-round draft pick but only appeared in three games before getting injured.
Posted: 11/3/2014 7:47pm et
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said he will evaluate the entire offense during the team's bye in Week 10, including at the quarterback position. However, O'Brien didn't come close to benching QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the team's Week 9 loss, and he didn't single him out when discussing possible changes for Week 11. "I think we have to evaluate everything," said O'Brien, when asked if he'll make a QB change. "I don't think you can always -- and I've said this along -- I don't think you can look at one position and put all the blame on that."
Huddle Up: Fitzpatrick has thrown for 11 TDs, including three multi-TD games, but has yet to top 300 passing yards and has committed 10 turnovers so far, including nine interceptions. Most telling, though, is that Texans have won only two of their last seven games after a 2-0 start, and that could lead to the Texans seeing what Ryan Mallett can do sooner rather than later.
Posted: 10/10/2014 7:47pm et
Houston Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the starting quarterback even though he has struggled at times this season, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: It's hard to blame Fitzpatrick. He is what he is. Fitzpatrick is a great backup that can come in for 6-8 games and help a team save its season. He's not a guy, however, who can lead an offense for 16 games. Fitzpatrick is no more than a QB2 and there's a good chance Ryan Mallet sees time under center before the season is over.
Posted: 9/2/2014 3:43pm et
Houston Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is locked in as the team's starting quarterback. QB Ryan Mallett isn't expected to challenge for the starting spot any time soon, in the opinion of the Houston Chronicle's Brian T. Smith.
Huddle Up: Fitzpatrick had an up-and-down preseason, but a slow start against the likes of the Redskins' and Raiders' defenses out of the regular-season gate could change the Texans' plans quickly.
Posted: 8/11/2014 8:49pm et
Houston Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is still the team's starting quarterback even though he threw two interceptions in the first preseason game, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
Huddle Up: It's not exactly good news for a veteran QB when your head coach has to make a statement like this after 14 pass attempts in the first preseason game, but then again, it's not like Case Keenum or 4th-round rookie Tom Savage are shining alternatives right now, either.
Posted: 6/17/2014 7:23pm et
Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien named QB Ryan Fitzpatrick as the team's starting quarterback Tuesday, June 17.
Huddle Up: No surprise here that the nine-year NFL vet got the nod with the only other QBs on the roster being third-year college free agent Case Keenum and rookie fourth-round pick Tom Savage. Meanwhile, the next-most experienced QB on the roster, T.J. Yates, was waived Tuesday.
Posted: 3/20/2014 7:38pm et
The Houston Texans signed free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Titans) to an undisclosed 2-year deal Thursday, March 20, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Fitzpatrick's signing gives the Texans 4 QBs on the roster, but the team is looking to deal Matt Schaub and Case Keenum and/or T.J. Yates might not be long for the 2014 roster. Instead, it appears Fitz will be the veteran mentor for the QB the Texans are expected to draft, perhaps with the No. 1 overall pick.