After stopping in 9 cities over 17 seasons, the “FitzMagic” tour is coming to an finish.
Ryan Fitzpatrick is reportedly retiring from the NFL. The veteran quarterback disseminated the information to former teammates, with former Payments working again Fred Jackson first disclosing it on Twitter.
“Without end grateful for the magical trip” the 39-year-old Fitzpatrick wrote in a textual content.
It quietly started with the Rams in 2005 as a seventh-round choose from Harvard, and startlingly carried on for almost 20 years all through the league.
His profession gained traction in Cincinnati and took off in Buffalo, the place he turned a full-time starter and earned his “FitzMagic” moniker. The four-year tenure would show to be his longest and wildest, as Fitzpatrick’s uneven play led to 4 last-place finishes within the AFC East and his 2013 launch.
Following one-year stints with the Titans and Texans, he was traded to the Jets and had his finest season. New York went 10-6 in 2015 and narrowly missed the playoffs, whereas Fitzpatrick recorded profession highs in passing yards (3,905) and touchdowns (31). After failing to duplicate that success the next yr, he spent the subsequent 4 seasons in Florida as a bridge starter for the Buccaneers and Dolphins.
In 2021, Washington signed Fitzpatrick to be its QB1, marking the sixth totally different division he’d play in. However his marketing campaign was lower quick after he suffered a season-ending hip subluxation within the opener.
Fitzpatrick retires with a number of franchise and NFL data, some distinguished and a few doubtful. His 4 400-yard passing video games in 2018 are tied with Peyton Manning and Dan Marino for probably the most in a single season. Fitzpatrick has probably the most profession passing yards (34,990) and passing touchdowns (223) of anybody drafted within the seventh spherical or later and for a QB with out a playoff look. He’s the one participant to throw a landing towards one opponent (Eagles) whereas taking part in for seven totally different groups.
In fact, he is additionally the lone QB to start out for 9 franchises.
The bearded gunslinger is likely to be again on tv quickly sufficient. NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport reported Fitzpatrick is in negotiations with Prime Video for a task in Amazon’s NFL protection in 2022.
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