There is now clarity at quarterback in Houston.
The Texans will face the Redskins in the season opener on Sept. 7 and until yesterday coach Bill O’Brien was having a four-way competition going to see who would start that game. The competition ended yesterday when O’Brien said that Ryan Fitzpatrick would be the starter for the season.
The nine-year veteran was the favorite to be named the starter. Houston signed him as a free agent after the Titans released him. The Texans will be the fifth different team for whom Fitzpatrick has started a game.
O’Brien set the rest of the Houston QB depth chart on Tuesday as well. He released T. J. Yates, who started and won a playoff game for the Texans as a rookie in 2011. Case Keenum, who went 0-8 as a starter last year, will be the primary backup and rookie Tom Savage will be the No. 3 QB.
Fitzpatrick has started three career games against the Redskins and he completed 58 of 92 passes for 634 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. His teams went 2-1 in those games.