The Texans haven’t yet identified their franchise quarterback of the future, but they have identified a veteran who could serve as a short-term starter and/or a veteran mentor to the No. 1 overall pick.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, formerly of the Titans, has signed with the Texans today. Ed Werder of ESPN reports that it’s a two-year deal.

This move makes clear — if it wasn’t clear already — that veteran quarterback Matt Schaub will not remain in Houston. Schaub is still under contract, but the Texans will either trade him or cut him.