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Ryan Fitzpatrick spent 17 seasons in the NFL with nine different teams on their way to becoming fan favorites. Now he calls it a career.
It’s really wild for an NFL quarterback to play for more than a quarter of the teams in the league throughout his career. But Ryan Fitzpatrick redefined the idea of a journeyman quarterback who not only plays for nine NFL teams, most recently spent a season with the Washington Now-Commanders, but also starts for all of them.
However, there will not be a 10th team or another season that starts.
On Thursday, Fitzpatrick’s former Buffalo Bills teammate Fred Jackson tweeted a message from his once quarterback that seemed to indicate that Fitzpatrick is retiring and retiring ahead of the 2022 season. Jackson also stated so much in his message.
Ryan Fitzpatrick retires after legendary NFL career
First, the graphics that Fitzpatrick feels, apparently, including all of his 17-year-old teammates and nine teams in his career, are absolutely incredible. Secondly, it will be sad to see the cult hero leave the league.
While Fitzpatrick has had varying levels of success at the pro level in terms of his statistical output, the fact that he consistently got opportunities speaks for his talent and professionalism. Moreover, it also talks about why fans have only grown to love him more over time.
In fact, Fitzpatrick’s NFL trip is the first of its kind in NFL history, as his nine different teams he served as a starting quarterback for is a league record.
We are going to miss the beard, we are going to miss quarrels, we are going to miss the sense of humor. All in all, we will just miss FitzMagic.