According to ESPN Insider Ed Werder, The Houston Texans and free agent Ryan Fitzpatrick have agreed on a two-year deal that will bring the quarterback to the Lone Star State. Werder reports that the deal appears to make quarterback Matt Schaub, "more expendable".
Fitzpatrick played for the Titans in 2013, starting nine games for the injured Jake Locker. He threw for 2.454 yards and 14 touchdowns, while throwing 12 interceptions.
It's hard to say what this means in the grand scheme of things. It's possible that the Texans are starting to look at other options besides a quarterback with the number one draft pick. Their quarterback duo of Matt Schaub and Case Keenum led to a lot of moans and groans in 2013. Recent mock drafts/projections have shifted from the Texans taking a quarterback with their coveted first pick, to going with the safe pick of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Signing FItzpatrick may be a sign of this exact thing. We've reported on this signing, as well as the fact that the Texans were present at the pro-days of Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater and Central Florida's Blake Bortles. I'll say it again... whether it's Keenum, Fitzpatrick, or one of the rookies, the Texans QB will have every opportunity to be fantasy-relevant in 2014, as they'll have solid offensive weapons at their disposal in WR's Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins , as well as RB Arian Foster .