Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett will be out for the rest of the season, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle (on Twitter). Mallett practiced and played with a right pectoral injury this past week.
There’s no questioning Mallett’s heart after he played through a torn pectoral muscle yesterday against the Bengals. Now, Ryan Fitzpatrick will take over under center for the remainder of the 5-6 Texans’ season. Had Mallett suffered the injury earlier in the season, he could have returned to the field, but that’s not possible now.
Fitzpatrick, who turns 32 today, will start for Houston this Sunday against the Titans. Tom Savage will be elevated to the No. 2 quarterback and if the Texans want to add a third QB, they’ll have to go out of house as there are no signal callers on the practice squad.