Matt Schaub's days with the Houston Texans appear to be coming to an end.
The Texans signed former Tennessee Titans backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a two-year contract Thursday, a person familiar with the deal told USA TODAY Sports. That person spoke on the condition of anonymity since the club has yet to announce the signing.
Fitzpatrick, 31, started nine games last season and threw 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 11 games. The 2005 seventh-round St. Louis Rams draft pick out of Harvard has a 27-49-1 record spanning a career with the Titans, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals and Rams.
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With his experience, Fitzpatrick would seem an ideal bridge quarterback for new coach Bill O'Brien until the team's finds it's long-term solution, perhaps with the first overall pick in May's draft.
Fitzpatrick would have to beat out young Case Keenum and T.J. Yates for the starting job. But Schaub, who is set to make $10 million this season and carries a $14.5 million salary cap hit, will likely soon be looking for a new club after eight seasons in Houston.
Schaub threw 10 touchdowns with 14 interceptions and set an NFL-record with an interception returned for a touchdown in four consecutive games before his benching last season. He had made the Pro Bowl in the 2009 and 2012 seasons.