Texans trade Ryan Fitzpatrick to Jets for conditional draft pick
Geno Smith has some company in the Jets’ quarterback room: Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The Texans have traded Fitzpatrick to the Jets for a late-round conditional draft pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. There’s no immediate word on the conditions for the pick, but presumably it will be a 2016 pick, determined by how much Fitzpatrick plays for the Jets in 2015.
Although it hasn’t been formally announced, the move presumably means Brian Hoyer will sign with the Texans. So Smith and Fitzpatrick will be the Jets’ quarterbacks, while Hoyer and Ryan Mallett will be the Texans’ quarterbacks.
That’s not exactly an inspiring list of names for fans of the Jets and Texans, but it’s hard to find good quarterback help in the NFL these days. Fitzpatrick is better than nothing. And maybe better than Smith.