2014 Houston Texans Free Agent Tracker: Houston Texans Sign Ryan Fitzpatrick

What does Ryan Fitzpatrick's signing mean for the Texans' draft strategy?

Former Titan Ryan Fitzpatrick is taking his talents to Houston. Read on for the reaction of Texans fans.

Take it away, Adam Schefter.

It is tough to know exactly what this signing means for Houston's plans in the NFL draft, but a two-year contract suggests that they want to use Fitzpatrick as a transitional quarterback while they develop someone younger to take over long-term. Does Bill O'Brien fancy a developmental quarterback like Blake Bortles, who might have a higher ceiling than any signal caller in this class, and want a veteran like Fitzpatrick to guide the ship until he is ready? According to Tony Pauline, that may be so.

Or, perhaps more realistically, Bill O'Brien does not like any quarterbacks at first overall and wants to give himself an excuse to use that lofty pick on Khalil Mack or Jadeveon Clowney. At this point, this signing tells us both everything and nothing at the same time.

You may now return to regularly scheduled debate.

[UPDATE] Contract details per Mark Berman:

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