Dec 15, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (4) drops back to throw against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Fitzpatrick named Houston Texans starting QB

The Houston Texans have officially named their newest starting quarterback for the franchise, and it really wasn’t that much of a surprise.

Ryan Fitzpatrick has been named the starting QB of the Texans by head coach Bill O’Brien, on the same day the Texans announced they have released backup quarterback T.J. Yates.

Again, neither of these decisions was that much of a surprise, was it?

Why else would the Texans sign Fitzpatrick this offseason if he wasn’t going to start? It was easy to tell Yates wasn’t staying, and Case Keenum wasn’t going to be named the starter, either. Tom Savage is just a rookie, so there was no doubt Fitzpatrick was going to be named the starter.

Is Fitzpatrick the best QB on the roster … that is yet to be determined, but now the QB battle to watch is for the backup spot between Keenum and Savage.

Last season, Fitzpatrick was the starting QB part of the season for the Tennessee Titans, and earlier in his career he was the starting QB for the Buffalo Bills. He’s never been a starting QB in the postseason.

I believe Keenum will ultimately win the battle for backup QB and possibly start a few games this season. I also believe, with all this said, that wide receiver Andre Johnson has played his final game with the Texans as well.

Either way, as of today, Fitzpatrick is the Texans’ starting QB, and until further notice, we all have to live with it.

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