ESPN: Texans trade QB Fitzpatrick to Jets

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

HOUSTON -- The New York Jets have acquired veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick from the Houston Texans for a conditional late-round draft pick.

Fitzpatrick is familiar with new Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey's system from their three seasons together with the Buffalo Bills. The 32-year-old quarterback will provide Geno Smith, entering his third season, competition for the starting job.

Fitzpatrick started 12 games last season for the Texans, throwing for 2,483 yards and 17 touchdowns along with eight interceptions.

He was a seventh-round draft pick by St. Louis out of Harvard in 2005. Fitzpatrick has also spent time with Cincinnati and Tennessee.

His best seasons have come under Gailey with the Bills, throwing for at least 3,000 yards and 23 TDs in each of those three years.