The Houston Texans have signed veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to a 2 year contract. The contract’s worth 7.25 million dollars with 4 million in guaranteed money. The Texans will likely use Fitzpatrick as a backup to whatever QB they draft this May. The signing signalled the end of QB Matt Schaub’s time in Houston. With a much cheaper and experienced backup now on the roster paying Schaub the 10.5 million dollars he’s due doesn’t make since. Fitzpatrick who started last season as the backup to Jake Locker in Tennessee ended up starting 9 games and played well for the team, showing he could come in off the bench and lead a team to some wins.
Fitzpatrick will be playing for the 5th team in his 10 year career. He’s thrown for more than 20 TD’s just 3 times and has a career QB rating of 77.5. Fitzpatrick’s also thrown 106 TD’s and 93 interceptions in his career to date. Fitzpatrick comes to Houston sporting an overall record of 27-49-1.