The Texans added journeyman QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to replace Matt Schaub and be their starter. Fitzpatrick started 9 games as a backup for the Titans in 2013. After a league worst 2-14 record that forced the team to fire its head coach and trade away its starting QB, the Houston Texans used the free agency period to sign a new starting QB for the 2014 season as well as some depth players for a defense that was a league worst in generating turnovers.
Ryan Fitzpatrick – QB, Chris Clemons – S, Kendrick Lewis – S, Zach Potter – TE, Mike Thomas – WR
A look at each player:
Fitzpatrick is a journeyman QB who started 9 games for the Titans in 2013 after spending 3 years as the starter in Buffalo. He was immediately named the starting QB.
Clemons is a former Dolphins starting safety who recorded over 150 tackles and 3 INTs from 2012 to 2013.
Thomas is a backup receiver who most recently played for Detroit but missed the entire 2013. His best season came in 2010 when he recorded 66 receptions for 820 yards and 4 TDs.
Lewis is a former starting safety for the Chiefs. His best year came in 2011 when he had 3 INTs, one TD, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Potter is a backup TE with only 11 career receptions. He will be the No. 2 TE behind rookie C.J. Fiedorowicz.
The Texans got a QB that can start an NFL game but not much else. Granted the team already has good offensive pieces and a good defense that only got better in the draft, but the team didn’t spend any money on CBs – a position of serious need for the Texans.