Texans HC Bill O’Brien left the door open on the QB competition just a few days ago, but closed that door definitively on Monday.
The Houston Texans have decided to maintain the status quo on QBs and continue with Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starter.
Despite a 32-0 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in which Fitzpatrick threw two INTs and no TDs, Texans HC Bill O’Brien has decided to stick with Fitzpatrick and give him all of the first team reps instead of splitting them with rookie Tom Savage or Case Keenum.
Fitzpatrick has a 59.8 career completion percentage in 9 years with four different franchises. He was the Buffalo Bills’ starter from 2011 to 2012, throwing for over 7200 yards and 48 TDs despite a 12-20 record. In 2013 he started nine games for the Tennessee Titans, going 3-6 with a 62.0% completion percentage.
Fitzpatrick signed with the Houston Texans in the offseason and was immediately named the starter under Bill O’Brien.