Let’s start this article off with a question: has Ryan Fitzpatrick ever been the starting quarterback for YOUR favorite NFL team? Considering that the Harvard gunslinger has started for 25% of the league’s teams, it’s certainly more than likely.
Following the Miami Dolphin’s announcement that Fitzmagic had won the training camp quarterback battle against second-year former Cardinal QB Josh Rosen to be the team’s week one starter, the Phins became the 8th team in the NFL that Fitzpatrick will be the starting quarterback for.
Can you guess the other seven? I’ll give you a moment to think it over.
Prior to quarterbacking the Miami Dolphins, Weezy F. Baby and the F stands for Fitzmagic has started a game for the St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, New York Jets, and the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Not only has Fitzy started for 25% of the league’s squads, but he’s been a starting QB for 75% of the teams in the AFC East — you know, the only teams that don’t have Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
While people like to clown on Fitzpatrick, the fact of the matter is, for a 14-year-veteran that was drafted in the 7th round, his career has been remarkable. And, frankly, the dude can occasionally ball his fucking ass off.
Sure, he’ll throw in those 5-interception suckfests every now and again, but when the dude is on, he’s electric.
Plus, by all accounts, he seems like one of the most unique and likable guys in the NFL. Forget about on-the-field play for a second to remember that the dude is absolutely box office off-the-field, having produced two of the most hilarious postgame moments in recent years.
Fitzmagic forever, baby.
Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Contact him: firstname.lastname@example.org.