The Houston Texans have made a lot of headlines this offseason on the defensive side of the ball, but now we have some news regarding their anemic offense.
After being let go by the Tennessee Titans in the offseason, Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the Texans’ starting quarterback to start this season. He beat out Case Keenum, T.J. Yates, and rookie Tom Savage in an open competition. He’ll now prepare to lead an offense that may be without Andre Johnson, who doesn’t seem terribly interested in being a Texan anymore.
“[Fitzpatrick] earned it,” said new Houston head coach Bill O’Brien, “He earned it with his preparation. He earned it with his accuracy.”
The former Harvard quarterback did a decent job filling in for the injured Jake Locker last year, throwing for 2454 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions in 2013. With Locker now healthy, though, the Titans decided they no longer required Fitzpatrick’s services.
Fitzpatrick will try to help an offense that finished 31st of 32 NFL teams in points scored, lost running back Ben Tate, and may be losing their No. 1 receiving weapon in Johnson.