Ryan Fitzpatrick Calls it a Career after 17 Seasons

39-year-old Journey Ryan Fitzpatrick calls it a career.

Ryan Fitzpatrick has played his final years in the NFL. After playing for seventeen different franchises during his 17-year career. For an NFL Quarterback Fitzpatrick sure has played for a lot of teams during his playing career. His very first team was the team that he was drafted in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL draft by the then St. Louis Rams team in which he played for five seasons (2001-2005). Fitzpatrick then was drafted on trade night in 2008 for a seventh-round pick and was dealt to the Bengal’s where he played just one season with the Bengals starting in 12 games for the injured retired Carson Palmer leading the Bengal’s to a 4-7-1 record, were he completed 59.4% of his passes for 1,905 yards, with 8 touchdowns and 9 Interceptions. He also finished third among QB’S in terms of rushing yards 304. During the 2009 season Fitzpatrick was sent to the buffalo bills where he played for and started for 4 years. During his Buffalo Career Fitzpatrick appeared in fifty-five games, starting fifty-three. He completed 59.8% of his passes for 11,654 yards, eighty touchdowns, and sixty-four interceptions. He finished with a 20-33 record as a Bills starting QB.

During the 2013 season Fitzpatrick was traded to what I believe is the worst team on paper by far in the NFL he was traded to the Houston Texans, where he played for 2 years, and he started twelve games. Fitzpatrick was benched in November of that year by Ryan Mallett who didn’t play all that great than Ryan Fitzpatrick did. Then Fitzpatrick returned as the starter two games later, and threw six touchdown passes against the titans, then he broke his tibia in a week fifteen game loss to Indianapolis Colts. That year they barely missed the playoffs being just one win short of achieving that. Shortly after spending two seasons in the AFC South, Fitzpatrick would return to the AFC East, but this time he would be suiting up for gangrene the New York Jets. Fitzpatrick arrived in New York via trade and was named the starter after Geno Smith suffered a broken jaw in a locker room incident.

Fitzpatrick started all sixteen games for the Jets in 2015, leading the team to a 10-6 record that year. Following the 2017 season, Fitzpatrick would then head to the Florida Pines to play 2 years for the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fitzpatrick signed with the Bucs in 2017 to back up former number 1 overall pick Jameis Winston. He played sparingly throughout the year, starting three games while Winston recovered from serious injuries that year. Following the 2018 NFL season, Fitzpatrick played 3 Seasons in Miami where he played. During his 2 years with Miami, Fitzpatrick started twenty games with the team completing 494 of 769 passes for 5,620 yards, thirty-three touchdowns, and twenty-one interceptions. He also led the team in rushing in 2019 with 243 yards on fifty-four carries. He was 9-11 as Miami’s starting quarterback. And then this past year he started and played one game for the Washington Football team before being out for the year with a gruesome leg injury. Fitzpatrick will go down as one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. 

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