Oct 21, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) rolls out against the Tennessee Titans as guard Andy Levitre (67) and center Eric Wood (70) block during the fourth quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Titans beat the Bills 35-34. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Titans Sign QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick just minutes after the news came out that Matt Hasselbeck, who was released this afternoon, had signed with the Indianapolis Colts.

Wow. Both the Titans and Hasselbeck didn’t take long to get over their breakup; I applaud them both. They both ended up in great places. The Titans now have a 2nd string QB who has obviously been a starter for the Bills, where they made the mistake of giving him franchise QB money.

I like Ryan Fitzpatrick. This is another solid move by the Titans front office. They get a much younger QB who, should Locker go down with an injury again, can step in and keep the team afloat, as well as possibly playoff bound.

The one thing I’m dying to know that hasn’t been released yet are Fitzpatrick’s contract numbers. We know he got a two-year deal, but the amount of $$$ is unknown. The Titans tried to restructure QB Matt Hasselbeck’s contract to make it more manageable but the two sides couldn’t come to terms. I would guess the deal is somewhere around $2.5-3 million per year.

On a funny/strange note, Fitzpatrick is the 3rd ex-Bill the Titans have added to the roster this offseason. He joins SS George Wilson and OG Andy Levitre.

I’d say to make him feel at home, but with half of the Bills moving to Tennessee, he should fit right in. In all seriousness though, those are three great players to add to the team.

Fitzpatrick may not be the guy you want as your starter, but he’ll make a heck of a backup for Locker.


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