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Bob McNair, Ryan Fitzpatrick on Tom Savage

Posted May 12, 2014

Texans founder/chairman/CEO Bob McNair and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick shared their thoughts on 4th rounder Tom Savage.

The Texans added a quarterback in the Draft, and team founder/chairman/CEO Bob McNair is enthused about Tom Savage's future.

"He's got the attributes that could allow him, as he develops, to become a good NFL quarterback," McNair said on Monday afternoon. "He's big. He's strong. And he really only played about two years in college."

Savage was selected in the 4th round Saturday at pick 135 in the Draft. A Pitt Panther in 2013, he completed 61.2 percent of his passes for 2,958 yards. He also tossed 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions last year, but was picked off just three times in his final nine games of the season.

In 2011 and 2012, Savage didn't play a down. He started a combined 15 games at Rutgers in 2009 and 2010, transferred to Arizona, and then transferred to Pittsburgh. General manager Rick Smith and head coach Bill O'Brien both were sold on Savage.

"He's got a lot to learn, but he was a guy that Bill and Rick liked early on," McNair said.

Veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick wasn't surprised by the move at all, and said he won't alter the way he goes about preparing for a season.

"I think that was the plan all along," Fitzpatrick said. "We've got to continue to come together as a team and continue to learn this offense and everybody get up to speed and on the same page. So nothing really changes."

Fitzpatrick, who's been in the NFL since 2010, is willing to help Savage and explained how.

"I think the biggest thing: you provide an example," Fitzpatrick said. "With my work ethic. How I approach the game. A lot of the stuff I've been through. Whether it's been successes or mistakes. Just kind of sharing some of that experience. That's a big thing as a quarterback, some of the experiences that you go through."

Savage, the other nine draftees, a select group of younger players on the roster, and the yet-to-be-announced crop of undrafted free agents will take part in a rookie minicamp Friday through Sunday.

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