Texans name Ryan Fitzpatrick their starter

The Houston Texans have named Ryan Fitzpatrick their starting quarterback.

He was named the starter over rookie Tom Savage and returning veterans Case Keenum and T.J. Yates.

"He earned it," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. "He earned it with his preparation. He earned it with his accuracy."

Fitzpatrick was signed to a two-year, $7.5 million contract in March that included $4 million guaranteed.

Fitzpatrick, 31, passed for 2,454 yards, 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions last season in 11 games with nine starts for the Tennessee Titans.

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Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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