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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  • bernmac

    NO WAY Fitz is “Physically” a better ATHLETE or FOOTBALL player then Keenum…The guy has 3 cities in his review mirror for a REASON….Hmmm MAYBE CUZ HE STINKS!??? Should of just kept Schaub already….Why would A STAR like Andre want to play with a QB of this caliber??????? WHY????? Not saying Keenum is Russel Wilson or anything..BUT have we seen his ceiling?? He got burned last year and will as well this year when Fitz gets BLOWN OUT just like his previous spots and Keenum is jammed into AN IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION again..

    • Stephen Forsha

      I agree … should have been a competition during training camp for the QB spot.

  • Marty Adams

    Ok, Keenum is a better physical athlete. Now, does he also have a higher football IQ? I refuse to use his performance last year as a measuring stick. He was put in an impossible situation with hand-me-down RBs and an “O” line that was in turmoil. Fitz starts, but allow him two bad games and Case will again be thrown into the breach. With O’B’s “run-first” offense, watch for opposing teams to load the box and dare the Texans to throw, especially if ‘Dre Johnson, their perennial go-to guy is gone.