Ryan Fitzpatrick | QB | Houston Texans
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.
Posted: 11/11/2013 10:24pm et
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Monday, Nov. 11, he is hopeful the players will rally around QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, who will take over as the starting quarterback again with QB Jake Locker (foot) done for the season. QB Rusty Smith will serve as the backup, although Munchak did not rule out signing another quarterback.
Huddle Up: Fitzpatrick is 0-2 as the Titans' starter and has thrown for 3 TDs and 4 interceptions this season, but he has faced some tough defenses in the Chiefs, Seahawks and Jets. Don't overlook his mobility though as he has rushed for 94 yards and 2 TDs.
Posted: 10/18/2013 9:49pm et
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said the team hasn't decided on a starting quarterback in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers between QBs Jake Locker (hip, knee) and Ryan Fitzpatrick. 'We haven't decided yet. We're not really leaning any way,' Munchak said. 'Jake is doing well. He did everything today we wanted him to do. Now, we'll spend some time with him and talk as an offense and decide what is the best thing to do for Sunday.' General manager Ruston Webster said he's optimistic that Locker can play Sunday.
Huddle Up: This will likely come down to a gametime decision. Luckily for owners, neither Titans' quarterback has a ton of fantasy value, so it's not going to be a major downgrade for Tennessee's offense if Fitzpatrick starts over Locker.
Posted: 10/16/2013 6:05pm et
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (hip, knee) isn't expected to play in Week 7 despite returning to limited practice Wednesday, Oct. 16. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to make his third straight start. Locker took part in some quarterback drills, seven-on-seven workouts and took a few snaps. Head coach Mike Munchak said Locker's knee injury is more serious than his hip at this time.
Huddle Up: It looks like we'll have to wait another week or two to get Jake Locker back, which downgrades the skill players this week.