Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick the team’s starting quarterback Tuesday morning.
Fitzpatrick signed with the Texans this offseason as a free agent. The 31-year-old played with the Tennessee Titans last season, starting nine games and throwing for 2,454 yards, 12 interceptions, and 14 touchdowns.
“Personally for me, this is kind of where I wanted to be,” Fitzpatrick said when talking about being named the starter. “I wanted another shot at it. I wanted another chance to be the guy. This is about so much more than me, in terms of all the different things we’re trying to do.”
The 6-foot 2, 223-pound Fitzpatrick has been in the NFL since 2005. During that time he started 77 games for four teams, compiling a 27-49-1 record, while completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 16,790 yards, 93 interceptions, and 106 touchdowns.
According to ESPN, Houston released quarterback T.J. Yates.
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