Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick embodied exactly what being a journeyman in the NFL is all about. He never complained about being a backup, stepped up when he was called upon and was generally loved by every fan he played in front of. Only one fanbase could be his ultimate favorite, though.
Ryan Fitzpatick Retirement
Fitzpatrick held an unofficial retirement press conference in which he laid it all out on the table. The 39-year-old spoke a number of topics including his favorite teammates and toughest opponents. He also gave a shoutout to Buffalo, saying he never felt more at home than he did with Bills Mafia.
This isn't the first time an NFL player has recalled how great it is to represent Buffalo fans. Fitzpatrick spent four years with the Bills, accumulating a 20-33 record to go along with an average of 211.9 passing yards per game. It was the most games he started for any of nine franchises he suited up for.
Keep in mind Fitzpatrick stayed relevant to Buffalo fans long after his departure from the team in 2013. He went viral during the 2021 NFL playoffs after being seen shirtless during the Bill's blowout Wild Card win. The temperatures at Highmark Stadium that day reached as low as single digits.
Fitzpatrick's praise for the Bills didn't stop there, either. He told Adam Schefter that the best QB in the NFL right now is Josh Allen. Seeing the 26-year-old guide his team to its first ever Super Bowl win would go a long way in proving that statement correct.
Buffalo has the best odds to hoist the Lombardi Trophy next season at +650, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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