Houston Texans Positional Breakdown: Quarterback
Dec 7, 2014; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) runs for a touchdown in the second quarter of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports
Now that the 2015 NFL Draft is behind us and free agency has slowed down, we can pause and take a look at how the roster is shaping up for the 2015 version of the Houston Texans. We can do so by looking at each position and analyzing the strengths and weaknesses as well as potential player roles in that group.
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First up is the most important position on the team, the quarterback. This position had been settled for seven years as former starter Matt Schaub lined up behind center for the Texans from 2007-2013. While most remember his disastrous final season in Houston, Schaub actually did put up some decent seasons, which included 10 wins in 2011, followed by 12 wins in 2012.
However, the train derailed for Matt and the Texans in 2013 and he was traded away following the dismissal of former head coach Gary Kubiak. The team has not seemed to find a permanent replacement yet for their former franchise quarterback.
Last season Ryan Fitzpatrick was the starter and he finished the year with a respectable stat line; 63.1% on his pass attempts, 2,483 yards with 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions in his 12 starts. He finished the year with a 95.3 rating while going 6-6 as the starter.
Fitz broke his leg in December and the team decided to move on from him, shipping him to the New York Jets. The team also traded away former Houston Cougar undrafted quarterback Case Keenum, who kept seeming to find the field after the starters would get injured.
So after going 9-7 and moving on from some players, how does the position stack up for the Houston Texans in 2015?
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